Days before baby Sakha and Zuma celebrate the birthday they share, the little guy has undergone the age-old Christian rite of admission into the faith.
The Vuma FM presenter, philanthropist and fiancée of former president Jacob Zuma took to Instagram earlier to share some pictures of the recent baptism of her son. A son she presumably shares with Zuma.
Among her wishes for her son, Conco stated “God, I trust no one else but you to raise the son you have lent to us,” as well as “may all curse words and evil intentions not stick to you, son. All is bright, Msholozi.”
The 25-year-old was first thrust into the spotlight nearly a year ago after it was revealed in 2018 that she and Zuma were engaged and that she would be joining his current list of wives – Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo‚ Thobeka Madiba-Zuma and Bongi Ngema-Zuma – once they officially tie the knot.
Zuma counts Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Nompumelelo MaNtuli Zuma among his former wives, after he divorced the former and separated from the latter.
Shortly after news of their relationship was made public, Conco gave birth to a baby boy whom she affectionately refers to as Sakha on 12 April 2018‚ the same day Zuma turned 76.
Though the media has never confirmed the paternity of the child, Conco does refer to him using one of Zuma’s clan names – Msholozi.
Sakhumuzi Zuma, born on Zuma’s 76th birthday in April last year, is believed to be the former statesman’s 24th child, and the firstborn of Nonkanyiso, a staunch promoter of virginity testing, who Zuma had met at a traditional ceremony.
Zuma has impregnated a total of 15 women and Nonkanyiso is the 15th. With these 15 women, Zuma has sired a total of 24 children – a super dad indeed.
The former president has over the years courted so much controversy including fathering 24 children and impregnating at least 15 women including daughters of his friends as well as dating girls 50 years younger than him.
Now it seems that Zuma has chosen to use his retirement to reignite a plan to marry more regularly. When he first became president, Zuma made a joyful biennial marriage part of annual festivities along with the annual Christmas party and chess tournament to which he would treat his neighbours in the surrounds of Nkandla.
In his first years in office, he married Thobeka Madiba and Gloria Ngema until the ANC put a stop to it. At his wedding to Ngema, Zuma told his new bride, "Don't close the door that you found open…" and he is clearly now free to exercise his options.