South Africa: Zuma defends himself

source: IOL
Xolani Mbanjwa
February 04 2010 at 06:58AM

President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that he is in a relationship with Sonono Khoza, the daughter of soccer boss Irvin Khoza, and that he is the father of her four-month-old child.

Four days after the storm erupted about his extramarital affair, Zuma broke his silence yesterday, insisting the matter should be treated as private.

He had acknowledged being the father by paying inhlawulo (damages) to the Khoza family.

Zuma accused the media of invading his privacy. He asked the public and the media to respect the privacy of the child and that of his family, flaying the press for reporting on the birth of his 20th child in a “harsh” and “unfair” manner.

Although constitutional law experts said Zuma did not enjoy the same rights to privacy as [continue reading]



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