20 Is Enough
Posted on Feb 6, 2010
Polygamous South African President Jacob Zuma has apologized for fathering his 20th child with a woman who is not one of his three wives. Many health activists are arguing that the 67-year-old is setting bad example, given that South Africa has one of the world’s highest rates of HIV and AIDS. —JCL
Jacob Zuma, the polygamous president of South Africa, has apologised for fathering his 20th child with a woman who is not one of his three wives.
Sexual health activists have criticised Zuma for having sex with the daughter of a friend who is one of the principal organisers of this year’s World Cup, contending his behaviour sets a bad example in a country with one of the world’s highest rates of HIV and Aids, the Reuters news agency reported.
Senior ANC officials are also furious with the president for embarrassing the party and breaking a pledge he made after being elected party leader in 2007 “not to embarrass the ANC with other sexual revelations”, according to South Africa’s Star newspaper.
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South African President Jacob Zuma at the World Economic Forum in 2009.