Former president Jacob Zuma’s 24-year-old fiancee has been forced to resign from her job with an organisation protecting the cultural practices of Zulu maidens
The woman, who is 52 years younger than Zuma, gave birth to his 23rd child on his birthday 12 days ago.
As the national treasurer and media spokesman for the Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development Organisation, Nonkanyiso Conco is on record supporting virginity tests for unmarried Zulu women.
It’s program called She Conquers is designed to counter the culture of young women taking sugar daddies, known in South African parlance as blessers, to supply their material needs.
Conco was given until yesterday (Monday) to resign after reports of her romance with Zuma.
She was accused of failing to disclose her relationship with Zuma and not being transparent about their affiliation.
Conco admits she has been spending time with Zuma at his Nkandla home home since she was 19. He has promised that on leaving office he will make her his seventh wife.
Deputy chairperson of the organisation Leonora Mathe confirms that Conco has handed in her resignation letter, adding that it has been accepted.
She Conquers was established by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2016 to tackle issues facing women in South Africa, including the rising rate of HIV infection among adolescent girls and young women; teenage pregnancy; and gender-based violence.
Mathe says Conco’s affiliation with Zuma is against what the organisation aims to achieve.