South Africa: Zuma`s wives enjoy equal status

source: IOL
January 06 2010 at 10:43PM

The wives of President Jacob Zuma will not vie for the position of “First Lady” because the constitution makes no provision for the title, his office said on Wednesday.

South African newspapers have speculated on which spouse might assume the role after Zuma married for the fifth time on Monday, giving the Zulu traditionalist his third current wife.

“The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (does) not make provision for a First Lady or First Ladies, and there is no such official designation,” the presidency said in a statement.

“The president will be accompanied by any of the spouses to official or public engagements, or all of them at the same time should he so decide. This is his [continue reading]



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