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South African president fathers 20th child with 7th woman.


South African president Jacob Zuma has three wives. However that didn’t keep him from fathering child #20 with the daughter of the 2010 World Cup committee chairman.

Photo Right Jacob Zuma with one of his three wives.

From London Telegraph…

His latest offspring, a girl, was reported on Sunday to have been born in October to Sonono Khoza, 39, the divorced daughter of Irvin Khoza, according to the country’s Sunday Times newspaper. Mr Khoza is the chairman of the organising committee for the football World Cup finals to be held in South Africa later this year.

The newspaper said the girl’s name was registered as Thandekile Matina Zuma.

Mr Zuma, 67, is a proud Zulu traditionalist, and as well as his polygamy – he married his third current wife and fifth overall, Thobeka Madiba, earlier this month – he has had a number of children out of wedlock.

In all, he has had children by seven women.

The paper said that the Khoza family were not happy about the liaison – Mr Khoza is six years younger than the president – and a delegation from the president had visited them to discusss inhlawulo, the customary Zulu damages payable when a child is born out of wedlock.

Last week Mr Zuma defended himself against accusations that polygamy was “a step backward” or unfair to women in a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

“People interpret cultures in different ways,” he said. “Some think that their culture is superior to others, that’s a problem we have in the world.”