Parents and the government must do more to protect young women from being exploited and used by older men.
With the higher HIV infection rate, more abortions and fatherless children; it’s time that real men stood up to protect their daughters. Sugar daddies should be named and shamed wherever they operate. They should be banned and if the law permits; they should be jailed for messing with our young ones. Women represent life and without them; there is no future for humanity.
Nonkanyiso Conco confirmed to the Sowetan publications that she and the elder statesman were set to wed.
“Yes‚ we are getting married‚ but that is all I can say. I need to consult before I give any interviews‚” she told the publication.
The Citizen also reports that Zuma and his family have apparently already paid lobola for her, and both families are understood to be happy with the union.
She would not be drawn on their courtship and their relationship in general. Conco is a director of the Pietermaritzburg-based Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation‚ aimed at protecting the cultural practices of Zulu maidens.
Conco reportedly resides in the plush Ballito Estate Hilltop‚ home to some of the city’s most well-heeled residents. She would be Zuma’s youngest bride‚ at 52 years his junior. Zuma‚ who has always been a proponent of polygamy‚ is currently married to Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo‚ Thobeka Madiba-Zuma and Bongi Ngema-Zuma. He is divorced from Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and separated from Nompumelelo MaNtuli Zuma.