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By Sapa | Aug 06, 2014 | COMMENTS [ 205 ]

  • President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma (L) and one of his wives Nompumelelo Primrose Zuma (R) arrive at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington DC. Photo credit: EPA

  • Cameroon President Paul Biya arrives with his wife Chantal at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Republic of the Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh and his wife, Zineb Jammeh, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington. Photo credit: Reuters

  • Rwanda President Paul Kagame and daughter arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba and his wife, Sylvia Valentin, arrive for the official U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington. Photo credit: Reuters

  • President of Guinea Bissau Jose Maria Vaz (C) and his spouse Rosa Teixeira Goudiaby Vaz (R) upon arriving at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington DC, USA. Photo credit: EPA

  • Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete and his wife Salma Kikwete arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Ghana President John Mahama and his wife Lordina Mahama arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Chad President Idriss Deby Itno and his wife Hinda Déby Itno arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Mozambique President Armando Guebuza and his wife Maria da Luz Guebuza arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • King Mswati III of Swaziland and one of his wives arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

  • Malawi President Peter Mutharika and spouse Gertrude Hendrina arrive at the White House for a group dinner during the US Africa Leaders Summit. Photo credit: AFP

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Heads of state and representatives from the African continent were hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday evening.

President Jacob Zuma attended the dinner, which was part of the US-Africa summit, with his second wife Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma.

The president and First Lady, dressed in a black three-quarter skirt and black jacket with sequenced sleeves, walked up a red carpet laid out by the door of the North entrance to the White House.

They were met by the United States chief of protocol Peter Selfridge before climbing the stairs towards the door.

The two were asked to turn around, and waved as photographers from around the US and Africa snapped away.

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane was ushered into the White House through a side entrance.

According to a programme, American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie was set to entertain guests at the dinner.

Guests would enjoy a chilled spiced tomato soup with socca crisps and coriander oil and micro cilantro for starters.

This would be followed by a chopped farmstand vegetable salad with sour cream dressing, crispy onions and pumpkinseed vinaigrette.

Mains would consist of grilled dry-aged beef with chermoula and crispy plantains, braised summer greens, sweet potatoes and coconut milk.

Dinner would be topped off by cappuccino fudge cake, Madagascar vanilla scented papaya and salted caramel sauce.

Representatives of around 40 African countries were in Washington attending the summit, initiated by Obama after his visit to the content last year.

The summit was focused on encouraging trade between US and the African continent.

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DeCock111

uMshini is dying....hebana....haha hah aahah.lma0

Aug 06, 2014 8:12 | 4 replies

cheeze-girl

I agree with you, he is really not himself.shame

Aug 06, 2014 8:23 | 1 replies

DeCock111

he went in "cheeze" on that HIV positive lady...and he knew what he was doing...we must not feel shame for him...he is a hero...he faced death and decided to try it out

Aug 06, 2014 8:49 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

But you were insulting that lady calling her names praising zuma for raping her singing umshini wam outside courts in support of a rapists south africans are clo3wns

Aug 06, 2014 9:13 | 1 replies

DeCock111

unxilile wena...you must be Zumas sangoma...you were there with him every step of the way...thats why you know who was there and doing what

Aug 06, 2014 9:42 | 2 replies

mgijimi

Lol unxilile ngolwesithathu ekuseni, please hlonipha uMshove baba akayontangakho

Aug 06, 2014 10:15 | 1 replies

DeCock111

why..? ngukhokho...? is he an ancestor...? I will throw some traditional beer to the ground for this khokho...

Aug 06, 2014 10:18 | 1 replies

mgijimi

no akango khokho but ubhutwakho

Aug 06, 2014 10:33 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Undiqhela umnqundu kanyoko andikaze ndavotela lannkwwenkwe mnqundu wakho

Aug 06, 2014 10:23 | 1 replies

DeCock111

usemaqabini ngothuka...ukufundele phi? passe nge honours uthuka...? haha hahahahahaha.lol

Aug 06, 2014 10:32 | 1 replies

mgijimi

Madoda ndiyathemba aningomakhwenkwe therefore khanime ngezithuko please

Aug 06, 2014 10:34 | 2 replies

Mshovekahle

Gijima mgijimi its not my style qha indiqhela kakubi le ntwana uqhenyelwa apha kum ekuseni kangaka , Andimfuni uzuma zange ndamvotela kwasekuqaleni uyinkwenkwe yemenemene

Aug 06, 2014 10:48 | 2 replies

DeCock111

lol...awuphilanga boy...ngubani othe uvotele uZuma..? funeka usiwe ebhofolo...uligeza staright...uraka reee

Aug 06, 2014 11:1 | 2 replies

mgijimi

ibhofolo ikude I think Mshove is in Gauteng therefore i Weskopies will do for anyone who is suspected to be mentally unfit/distracted

Aug 06, 2014 11:35 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

Utso kunyoko sani

Aug 06, 2014 11:42 | 0 replies

mgijimi

I guess uvotele uMalema dis time

Aug 06, 2014 11:15 | 0 replies

DeCock111

izithuko yinto yamakwenkwe nyani...and mnye umntu othukayo apha...kunzima...lol

Aug 06, 2014 11:2 | 0 replies

kellykay230

maybe zuma is just getting old hao

Aug 06, 2014 9:23 | 2 replies

MAINFRAME

da man ke boyfriend ya gago?

Aug 06, 2014 9:25 | 1 replies

kellykay230

keng wamo tshwantsha?

Aug 06, 2014 9:39 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

what im asking yes or no simple as that and not into man i have beautiful girlfriend

Aug 06, 2014 9:42 | 2 replies

MAINFRAME

SH!T am sorry i didn't carefully i just comment i thought maybe u said keya mo fentsa and ya ka ya mo tshwantsha o jola le cheri yengwe ya makhi in limpopo tzaneen

Aug 06, 2014 9:58 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol ok dat gal ke syd dish dats my fiance soon to be husband.

Aug 06, 2014 10:3 | 1 replies
Aug 06, 2014 10:42 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol wats dat gals name?

Aug 06, 2014 10:49 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh now you are interested.............her name is PHELADI

Aug 06, 2014 11:5 | 1 replies

kellykay230

Ai my man n i we both from Limpopo but nt ko Tzaneen well pheladi i dnt knw her but my hubby is allowed to hv a syd chick the fact is he is married to me.

Aug 06, 2014 11:9 | 2 replies

MAINFRAME

are you sure that he is allowed to have a syd chick it means watseba gore ga o dire moshomo wa gago botse sister

Aug 06, 2014 11:14 | 1 replies

kellykay230

No she does his job just fyn if i allow him to hv a syd chick that syd chick knowz he cant hv him n i hv the most peacefull houz no fyts nothing im the wife syd chick will neva get to my position n the fact dat she knowz i exist kills her daily, n she wud feel bad everyday 4 setling 4 2nd best, my bhubby always cums home 2 me n she tells her wen im with my wife do not disturb me but i can call anytym n he always hv tym for me im his future the mother of his kids so y shud i worry hmmm?

Aug 06, 2014 11:29 | 2 replies

MAINFRAME

okay i get that part of coming home everyday,no fyts and what what BUT bottom line is it doesn't raise the fact that you must allow him to have side chick mam he can impregnate the lady or get STD have you ever think about that?

Aug 06, 2014 11:35 | 0 replies

mgijimi

I think you misunderstood Mainframe's statement. He says if your man is allowed to have a side chick that means YOU do not do your work well sister. How come I understand your own language more than you

Aug 06, 2014 11:39 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol i m a typical joburger ok im not a rural pedi gal anyway bck at u mainframe the r rules 2 syd chicks u use protection all the tym no mistake if it happens u ddnt hv morning after pills used plus we get tested evry 3mnths me n him if he hapens to catch the virus he will hv to explain how dd he get it n dats sumthng he does nt want to go thru.

Aug 06, 2014 11:46 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

okay i see good thing u guys test after every three month but mam see how you comment about allowing your man to have side dish i think you are also getting it somewhere

Aug 06, 2014 11:54 | 1 replies

kellykay230

even if i do dat guy will knw im a married women im taken fulltym but 4 nw im gud im building my family treying for my 1st born i dnt nid makhwapheni stress

Aug 06, 2014 12:0 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

okay good luck kelly may God bless you with everything you wish and now let go and see what madala ROB is saying about me

Aug 06, 2014 12:8 | 1 replies
Aug 06, 2014 12:19 | 0 replies

mgijimi

Ohhhhh what a great wife, allowing her man to have a side chick, can you please educate other sisters out there

Aug 06, 2014 11:17 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

cheating is not healthy my man please avoid that mpintshi and kelly o dula kae limpopo?

Aug 06, 2014 11:27 | 1 replies

kellykay230

Cheating its not healthy but ppl still do it so if u hv my permission u dnt hv to hide n sneak arnd akere im 4rm Botlokwa East11 kuwa ga Makgato

Aug 06, 2014 11:32 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

i have never been there but the time when i was in varsity i had a who friend come 4rom botlokwa his name was matome

Aug 06, 2014 11:49 | 1 replies

kellykay230

ohk im not fulltym at botlokwa so i hardly no ppl

Aug 06, 2014 12:1 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

LOL Mainframe......SMH

Aug 06, 2014 10:4 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

YOU are always shaking your head MR y and your boyfriend mthibane always cut and paste

Aug 06, 2014 10:30 | 0 replies

DeCock111

old and dying

Aug 06, 2014 9:44 | 2 replies

kellykay230

lol i bet the whole nation is praying for his death poor Zuma.

Aug 06, 2014 10:7 | 1 replies

DeCock111

lol..the first president booed on stage and will be the first president cheered for dying...the masses will celebrate

Aug 06, 2014 10:14 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol world record it will sell papers

Aug 06, 2014 10:20 | 0 replies

Mshovekahle

You voted for zuma you fools two times in a row dispite his scandals aninangqondo

Aug 06, 2014 10:24 | 1 replies

DeCock111

noba wonke umtnu wase SA wa votela Zuma apha kuwe...phinde uzibuze ngubani ongenanqondo...he he hhe

Aug 06, 2014 10:33 | 1 replies

kellykay230

i voted for ANC n zuma just happens to be the president Zuma does not own ANC

Aug 06, 2014 10:50 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

but his head was there it makes no difference

Aug 06, 2014 11:2 | 1 replies

kellykay230

Il always vote for ANC Zuma wont b the president 4eva mos

Aug 06, 2014 11:10 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

come on man try other party like EFF, IFP, ACDP or any party beside DA and ANC

Aug 06, 2014 11:15 | 1 replies

kellykay230

lol they only talk too much during election period afta that they go in2 hiding how m i supposed to trust such ppl hmmm

Aug 06, 2014 11:36 | 1 replies

MAINFRAME

okay mara we cannot have one party to rule forever at least there must be competion ANC NEXT EFF NEXT ACDP just like that wabona then u will see some improvement

Aug 06, 2014 11:38 | 1 replies

kellykay230

ai i'll think abt it lol

Aug 06, 2014 12:23 | 0 replies

Charloza

i was thinking the same..haiiii

Aug 06, 2014 8:57 | 1 replies

DeCock111

if the courts cant get the man, then death will...i dont even pity that madala

Aug 06, 2014 9:5 | 1 replies

WordofGod

eish sad but true!!

Aug 06, 2014 9:42 | 1 replies

DeCock111

whats sad is how one family has stolen millions and they all get away with it like we owe them something

Aug 06, 2014 9:46 | 0 replies

Skopokopoza

That's so true, Zuma is klaar

Aug 06, 2014 9:45 | 1 replies

DeCock111

uMshini is out of bullets...he he he

Aug 06, 2014 9:48 | 1 replies
Aug 06, 2014 9:59 | 0 replies

s.cold

NIYADAKWA JZ UYAJIMA THATS ALL,,,WHY THINKING OF UGLY THINGS,,,,NINA KANTI NINJANI NIMZONDELANI U JZ,,,CHECK U VAVI,GATSHA,MBEKI THEY ALL LOST SOME WEIGHT BO MONA LISA

Aug 06, 2014 9:55 | 2 replies

ChunkuBabyOil

Kikikiiii...Mona Lisa jah neh

Aug 06, 2014 9:59 | 0 replies

DeCock111

ujima nge overdose ye Stameta...??? dakiwe wena...

Aug 06, 2014 10:1 | 2 replies

ChunkuBabyOil

Kikiiiiiiiiiiii...DeCock111 stop it maan

Aug 06, 2014 10:4 | 1 replies

DeCock111

Zumas suit was a slim fit designed and fitted the night before the dinner....not sure if its a severe case of Stemeta overdose...he really looks like a size 28 Edgars model

Aug 06, 2014 10:12 | 0 replies

s.cold

OK DOCTOR @DE COCK111

Aug 06, 2014 11:22 | 1 replies
Aug 06, 2014 11:43 | 0 replies

DeCock111

Rwanda president daughter though....my cup of soup...wish Sowetan female commenters had 0.25% of her beauty...the magogos here...mxim

Aug 06, 2014 8:14 | 2 replies

Dubulaamanzi

Lol wait till they come,uzowukhomba umuzi onotshwala.But I agree she is beautiful just like missbhakajuju

Aug 06, 2014 8:29 | 1 replies

DeCock111

MissBhakajuju is beautiful....? lol...dont make me lol...her comments are the epitome of Riha Phiyengas looks...

Aug 06, 2014 8:46 | 0 replies

mgijimi

Chunku, Kinky,Charloza and my Mopila are not Magogos they look twice beautiful as that daughter, please retract ur statement honourable DeCock

Aug 06, 2014 10:23 | 1 replies

DeCock111

order chief...statement stands...aba baza ebhedini nge pantyhose entloko aphinde athi baby I want you...kancane chief

Aug 06, 2014 11:5 | 1 replies

mgijimi

LOL Pantyhose entloko

Aug 06, 2014 11:19 | 0 replies

Mapholobakay1

Gambia and Rwanda's 1st ladies are HOT! Talking about African Beauty! NICE!

Aug 06, 2014 8:17 | 3 replies

Dubulaamanzi

Ngiyavuma they are beautiful!

Aug 06, 2014 8:27 | 0 replies

BOKKER

Our one looks like she stopped for a KFC family bucket on the way there.

Aug 06, 2014 8:55 | 2 replies

Mjove-a-hlanye

Kwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Aug 06, 2014 9:14 | 0 replies

MthimbanaT

The former cleaner that JZ saw kneeling on the floor in some hotel, drooled and later "promoted" to "First Lady"

Aug 06, 2014 9:18 | 1 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

You are SO MEAN mfana woMswati. Nevertheless, I hope that will make you feel better for the rest of the day. That was such a HUGE BLOW aimed at one of our first ladies, uMaNtuli. Congratulates and keep it up!!

Aug 06, 2014 9:49 | 1 replies

MthimbanaT

Hayi bo, akulona iqiniso kanti lelo weMgwiji? Wajoveka nje nsizwa kanti yini inkinga uma umuntu ekhuluma amaqiniso?

Aug 06, 2014 11:57 | 0 replies

mgijimi

@ Mapholoba, Rwanda is not the first lady rather a daughter of the pres, I guess shez there to represent her mom

Aug 06, 2014 10:24 | 0 replies

maneater

LOL for all other presidents its written president so and so and his wife/ spouse. but for our president its written Jacob Zuma with "ONE of his wifes"! jaah that's Msholozi for you!

Aug 06, 2014 8:22 | 3 replies

R18SN

LOL i am imagining how does our president pick which lady to take to what function. well he cannot flip a coin cause a coin only has two sides. maybe he goes Piki Piki mabelane.....

Aug 06, 2014 8:29 | 0 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

B'cos he and Mswati are THEEE MEN. Others are just half men.

Aug 06, 2014 8:57 | 1 replies

MthimbanaT

We Mgwiji, ngithi lensizwa yaseNkandla sengathi ingculaza izoyikahla phansi. Leya shower sengathi azange Iwenze umsebenzi wayo. Wen' uthini ndoda? Lol, loller, lollest :)

Aug 06, 2014 9:21 | 1 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

Ave udelela wena mfana woMswati. Ngizokulanda lapho e-Orange Farm, ngikuhudule ngenkani ngiye nawe eSwatini, uMswati athi ukukubhaxabula ngemvubu, akukhumbuze ukuthi ungubani, uyeke ukuba yihlubuka. LOL....

Aug 06, 2014 9:45 | 1 replies

Dandan

kanti kubuya eswazini sies, now is telling us how to run our politcs instead of worrying about his countryman

Aug 06, 2014 10:45 | 1 replies

Mgwijikhwebu

Dandan. Cha, kuliSwati laseMzansi. Kepha kumele kungakhohlwa yimvelapho yakho lokhu okunguMthimbana. Njengensizwa yomZulu, sengehluleka ukukuqondisa izigwegwana lezi zakho.

Aug 06, 2014 11:42 | 1 replies

MthimbanaT

Musani ukudakwa yinsangu weMgwiji nawe Dandan melusi wezimbuzi. Angilona iSwati mina. Nake nalibonaphi iSwati elikhukuma isiZulu ngoHigh grade?

Aug 06, 2014 11:55 | 0 replies

Dkok

selective reading neh Maneater, what about Mswati? nalesthombe sakho I swear its gonna give me night mares soon

Aug 06, 2014 9:0 | 0 replies

R18SN

Looks like our first lady had a bad hair day going to the white house with umqhino, joh! and by the way i think the state should pay for the first lady's gym membership aowa hle she is really fat manje!

Aug 06, 2014 8:26 | 2 replies

Mapholobakay1

Spot on...maybe umqhino ubuzobukeka if she wasn't a vetkoek.

Aug 06, 2014 8:33 | 0 replies

s.cold

ONE DAY YOU MUST BE POSITITVE GUYS @R18SN SEND THE PIC OF YOUR FAKE NIGER!AN HAIR NOW,,,,LET ME JUDGE YOU MOTHERRRRR

Aug 06, 2014 9:59 | 1 replies

R18SN

well meneer you can say what you want but that hair do should not be seen anywhere outside of Nkandla gates let alone in places like North Portico hle

Aug 06, 2014 11:5 | 0 replies

Tlakenyobehle!

where is Grace??

Aug 06, 2014 8:26 | 1 replies

Mapholobakay1

...sh@gging Bob I presume...

Aug 06, 2014 8:34 | 0 replies

Mr.Rise

Wives are hot, most of them. That daughter there, does she has a boyfriend or what? She is just perfect.

Aug 06, 2014 8:46 | 0 replies

associate

@Tlakenyobehle! where is Grace?? _______________________________________________________ Mad Bob didn't get the invite. Bathe "wena no, uyabheda".

Aug 06, 2014 8:46 | 0 replies

DeCock111

Rwanda president daughter...yerrr...with those looks, im sure she is immune to diseases like HIV...im going inn town straight...

Aug 06, 2014 8:56 | 2 replies

s.cold

SEND YOUR WIFE,,,NGOBA UNOMLOMO OMUDE

Aug 06, 2014 10:0 | 1 replies

DeCock111

how about I send you Riha Phiyenga...im sure you are in her league

Aug 06, 2014 10:12 | 0 replies

mgijimi

uzakufa uthanda ukutawuna nje, awuyaz uba sick people are glowing, basop

Aug 06, 2014 10:30 | 1 replies

DeCock111

le yakhe iglow ispecial...akho HIV pha rhaaa

Aug 06, 2014 10:34 | 1 replies

mgijimi

Hamba uyalicula elandincamisayo njengoba ningakoyiki nje ukufa. uyawucela amanzi enkukhwini xasele ugula ulele ebhedin ibe inkukhu ingenokwazi ukunceda

Aug 06, 2014 10:38 | 1 replies

DeCock111

ingathi awukwazi kubakhetha...bakhethe mfethu...not bonke banaleweyi...lol

Aug 06, 2014 11:7 | 2 replies

mgijimi

Mna I stopped ukutawuna da day ndatesta negative nalapho kwakunyanzelekile uba nditeste coz I wanted the job, yemfo bahle abantu abagulayo there was once a beautiful well strutured lady endandimncwasile but one day we were attending an HIV awareness session and she stoop up and disclosed that shez positive. from that moment ndathi no more tawuning no matter how hot she looks

Aug 06, 2014 11:24 | 1 replies

s.cold

I WAS GONNA FUKC THE LADY

Aug 06, 2014 12:53 | 0 replies

s.cold

YOU ARE A JZ HATER MFONDINI

Aug 06, 2014 11:32 | 0 replies

Dkok

luv the Gambian couple. President's out fit and isgila sakhe gives him a true african look

Aug 06, 2014 8:57 | 0 replies

DISAPPEARINGACT

Dear Mr. President. The way you keep losing weight, you now look like your wife's Ben 10. I wonder how it is that you choose which one of your many wives to accompany you to a certain event. Do you play spin the bottle perhaps? I'll be listening on the radio.

Aug 06, 2014 8:58 | 2 replies

BOKKER

He looks like his wife's snack.

Aug 06, 2014 9:57 | 0 replies

s.cold

SEND YOUR UGLY WIFES NINA SIBABONE,,,,TOO MUCH YADA YADA,,,,,,LEAVE JZ ALONE,,,,,,,,,,,,UPHI UMFAZI WAMKHULU WAKHO OR UBABA WAKHO THEN SIBA COMPARE NOKA MSHOLOZI

Aug 06, 2014 10:2 | 1 replies

BOKKER

Scold He wena Praat afrokaans of hou jou bek.

Aug 06, 2014 10:13 | 0 replies