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By unknown | Mar 19, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

The woman tipped to be the country's first lady after the April 22 elections, Nompumelelo Zuma, fondly referred to as MaNtuli, is following in her husband Jacob Zuma's footsteps by working with the poor and needy.

She is expected to launch the MaNtuli Foundation and make her first public appearance next Tuesday at Qokololo stadium in Pietermaritzburg.

A prayer meeting against the natural disasters that wreaked havoc in the province late last year and earlier this month will be held. It will also be held to usher in peaceful elections.

In her first ever engagement with the media, MaNtuli said her foundation was established last year to help needy community members, especially young children.

It would concentrate on doing community work. It is based in KwaZulu-Natal and its head office is in Nkandla, but after its official launch, it would have offices across the country.

Speculation is rife that this is the first indication that she is being groomed as the possible first lady.

She appeared confident, comfortable and well groomed, and wore a classic gold Saturn embroidered suit.

MaNtuli is Zuma's fourth wife and has two children with him.

KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, especially Soweto, have experienced heavy rains and storms that left scores of people dead and hundreds homeless.

MaNtuli said her foundation believes that there was a need to ask God for mercy.

She told the media that she could not fold her arms while disasters wreaked havoc. She said the prayer would also be for a smooth transition to a new government.

"We have to seek God's wisdom when storms, crime, HIV-Aids , and poverty are causing so much pain .

"We will also be remembering all those who have died or been affected by natural disasters," she said.

"Prayer is one thing that our parents taught us from a young age, and I believe it still works today," said MaNtuli, adding they will also pray for peace and free and fair elections.


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