South Africa: Opposition parties unhappy about Zuma wedding

source: IOL
January 05 2010 at 08:19PM
By Sibusiso Mboto

Two opposition parties have criticised President Jacob Zuma for taking a fifth wife, saying the move has dire financial implications for the taxpayer and encourages other men to enter into polygamous relationships.

The ACDP and Cope said Zuma had set a bad example by marrying Thobeka Madiba in a traditional ceremony at Nkandla on Monday.

ACDP president Kenneth Meshoe said that polygamy was against biblical teaching and the government’s Aids programme, which encouraged people to sleep with only one partner.

Cope KZN leader Phillip Mhlongo said Zuma’s latest wedding would have dire financial implications for taxpayers.

“There needs to be a public discussion on [continue reading]

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