JOHANNESBURG– There is nothing wrong with former South African president Jacob Zuma taking a fourth wife because according to Zulu culture there is nothing wrong with a 24-year-old woman marrying a 76-year-old man, says culture expert Makhosi Nkosi.

Zuma is reportedly set to marry Nonkanyiso Conco, who is 52 years his junior.

Nkosi says the woman in question is an adult who has made her choice.

She adds: The story is not surprising, when you look at it from a perspective of culture. Age doesn’t matter. When we look at the age of this girl, she is at a marriageable stage. She is well informed, and she knows exactly what she is doing.

In this case, we are talking about former president Jacob Zuma having come forward to say, ‘I am marrying this woman’: there is no abuse in that.

Zuma, who is married to Sizakele Khumalo, Bongi Ngema and Thobeka Madiba has 22 children. He is separated from Nompumelelo Ntuli and divorced Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former South African foreign minister and interior minister.