… from the home life of our own dear Camerons.
Jacob Zuma, prez of the RSA, is a class act all round.
Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma is said to be pregnant with Mr Zuma’s 21st child, but the allegations have raised questions over the baby’s paternity.
Well, yeah, 21 is seriously going some. Hasn’t Mr Zuma got a day job?
A letter from “concerned family members” of Mr Zuma, claiming that one of his three current wives had cheated on him with Phinda Thomo, one of her bodyguards, was sent to the Zulu-language newspaper Ilanga.
Mr Thomo is understood to have since committed suicide, although a South African police spokesman refused to comment on the claim.
Yeah, when someone accidentally beheads themselves with a machette the cops don’t want to comment. I mean he was offed for doinking the prez’s third wife wasn’t he?
Mr Zuma, who returns to South Africa on Saturday after a state visit to India where he was accompanied by Mrs Ntuli Zuma, is said to be “furious” over the allegations.
Sources close to his office said the claims were false and designed to embarrass him ahead of the launch of the World Cup on Friday.
“The reports appear to be part of an ongoing and malicious campaign to undermine the right of the President and his family to privacy and dignity,” said a statement from the Presidency.
Mr Zuma, 68, has been married five times.
Earlier this year he acknowledged that he had fathered a child with the daughter of Irvin Khoza, his close friend [still?!] and the chairman of South Africa’s World Cup organising committee.
During a visit to London in February, during which he met The Queen, he lashed out at British newspaper reports which branded him a “sex-obsessed bigot”, demanding that “my culture should be respected”.
I was very friendly with a white South African girl who lived over here on a “working holiday” visa. She was terrified by the pace of change back home. I am beginning to understand why. Something she once said to me is really hitting home. Most people over here thought of apartheid era South Africa as being blacks and whites. It was never that simple of course because of tribal loyalties but one of the things T worried about was the number of official languages getting protected status. It had been something like Afrikaans, English, Xhosa and Zulu but it leapt to I think fourteen. I thought little of it at the time other than, “that’s gonna make a tax form complicated” but what it really means is that the new Rainbow Nation actively embraces and facilitates tribalism and that is the last thing Africa needs. I think we need a little light relief as a potentially rich nation descends into mysticism and tyranny (well Comrade Bob managed it in Zim – they have billionaires there who can’t afford a bottle of Coke). How about a look at the mating customs of my own continent from an American perspective…