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South African President Jacob Zuma Weds


South African President Jacob Zuma marries his fiancee Bongi Ngema (R) at a traditional ceremony at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal province, April 20, 2012.

South African President Jacob Zuma marries his fiancee Bongi Ngema (R) at a traditional ceremony at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal province, April 20, 2012.

South African President Jacob Zuma now has four wives, after his latest marriage on Friday.

The marriage to longtime girlfriend Bongi Ngema marked the sixth time the 70-year-old leader has taken a wife.

Zuma, photographed in leopard skins and holding a warrior shield, joined the bridal party in the traditional Zulu celebratory dance after the wedding.

His three other wives attended the ceremony at his rural village home in Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal province. One of his six wives died, and another divorced him.

Zuma is reported to have 21 children, including a 7-year-old son with his new wife.

Poligamy is legal and a cornerstone of Zuma's Zulu culture.

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