Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Michelle O meets with Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, one of President Jacob Zuma’s three wives

...at his official residence. Zuma was scheduled to be out of the country. That's South Africa. Three wives. According to Wiki he's been married quite a lot, including a "fiancee" by another name he was supposedly to marry last December.

Charges of 3 rapes

A sex scandal:
South Africa has an unemployment rate upwards of 30 percent. In some communities the percentage is even higher. The idea that a president would spend more time dealing with sex scandals instead of fixing the country's economic woes does not sit well with many people, says Spio-Garbrah.
"Zuma has always presented himself as the common man. The problem for many South Africans is 'if half of us are unemployed and the rest are barely surviving, how come you can afford to have 19 children, three wives and one girlfriend?'" he says. "For someone who doesn't have job, who can't even afford to feed his family, for Zuma to be going around and fathering children left, right and center would irk such a person."
Former member of the communist party. Living large.

Then there are the corruption charges, but that's nothing out of the ordinary in most countries, not to mention Chicago.

No wonder he's out of the country, the State Dept. probably insisted on it.

But why go there in the first place and give recognition in any way to this disgusting president? Before they had apartheid, now polygamy is honored in their leading family. (I guess cuz it's "anti-colonial" it's OK) The official line:
"She's coming on this trip to talk about women's development and youth development, and South Africa's a leader in that, not only on the continent but globally," said Elizabeth Trudeau, spokesman for the US embassy in Pretoria.
Quite the role model.


pathickey said...

Them Nornons is everywhere!

Anne said...

Well, the Mormon church stopped the practice of polygamy over a century ago. What's Zuma's excuse?