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By Sapa | Apr 16, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 434 ]

The cost of the marriage ceremony is to be paid by Zuma

THE wedding of President Jacob Zuma to his fifth wife, Bongi Ngema, will be a private family ceremony in Nkandla next weekend, the presidency said .

The cost of the ceremony is to be paid by Zuma - with there being no government expenditure involved, spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.

The couple and family have asked that their privacy be respected.

Maharaj said reports in the media suggesting the State would bear the cost of maintaining Zuma's wives were incorrect.

"The spouses pay their own living or household expenses, be it food, mortgages, lights, water and so forth," he said.

"Nothing is paid for by the State in the four households of the spouses. They live in private homes.

"The Presidency did provide ... support for spouse participation at official functions and provided a total of 60 domestic economy class flights a year for child and child-minder travel.

"Transport costs for school-going children were also included."

Otherwise, the living expenses of Zuma's children were borne by the family and not the State, Maharaj said.

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RobinH, I am glad MGEEZ explained to you that as a Z.u.l.u man JZ is allowed to marry as many w.i.v.e.s as he can provided the others agree to it. I don`t care about cultures from other countries eating people. If we are paying for the wedding then that is k.k but the upkeep of his w.i.v.e.s must be paid for by the state as prescribed by our constitution unless we change it to say only one w.i.f.e & her kids will be taken care of.

I cannot believe a Z.u.l.u guy can proudly say he does not agree to what JZ is doing even though his culture allows it, one thing I admire about the Z.u.l.u.s is their support for their culture. they don`t compromise.

Apr 16, 2012 1:19 | 0 replies
Apr 16, 2012 1:45 | 0 replies

Love it how more and more dirt on Richard Mdluli is being dug up every day. That dude is the epitome of what our country is becoming under Jacob and the ANC.

Last week, it was him and his family nepotism. Today its him and the abuse of 'secret funds'.

Apr 16, 2012 1:47 | 0 replies

are z.ulu women or any other, happy to be considered submissive s.emen receptacles of all shapes and sizes in the name of "cult.ure" ???

Apr 16, 2012 1:47 | 0 replies

@RobinH

The majority of amaZulu find this cultural practice beneficial to them and they are not hurting anybody. Actually the amaZuly are not the only people who practice polygamy in this country, all the tribes do, some under prescribed circumstances and some out of necessity. The Muslim culture and religion allows this practice and so do the Bahai. I do not see amaZulu women toyi-toying against this practice to show displeasure, so who are we to tell them what to do. Personally, I am a very smart woman with a decent education and world exposure, but I would get married into a polygamous situation if I liked the guy enough.

Apr 16, 2012 1:49 | 0 replies

"The spouses pay their own living or household expenses, be it food, mortgages, lights, water and so forth,"


REALLY???? how are they "paying" their bills??? last time I checked they were not employed!!!!

Apr 16, 2012 1:49 | 0 replies

JJQ Whatever.

Apr 16, 2012 1:51 | 0 replies

Now we know why Mbeki couldnt afford to be led by this man. Disgusting!

Apr 16, 2012 1:51 | 0 replies

@Sentle - Siphokazi
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Ke mang Siphokazi? Amacala?

Apr 16, 2012 1:51 | 0 replies

.....and Sonono Khoza is queuing or was she shelved after the grand slam-dunk ??.......

Apr 16, 2012 1:53 | 0 replies

joyful - "how are they "paying" their bills??? last time I checked they were not employed!!!!"

Tenders.

Apr 16, 2012 1:54 | 0 replies