Can South Africa have three first ladies at the same time?
Hey Ladies of Africa, did you admire African culture on display during the swearing in of the newest President on the Black Continent?
While on the eve of the event I was curious over who would stand on Jacob Zuma’s side as First Lady among his three adorable wives, on the day proper, another thought obsessed me. I am talking about the mélange of modernism and the deep rooted Zulu traditional rights that were briefly performed. I don’t understand Zulu but I felt beguiled by whatever the traditionally dressed performer said for over five straight minutes and the response from the crowd in acceptance.
Maybe I should now settle on the issue of the First Lady. Polygamy is a recognized way of life in the African context. It establishes to some extent the strength of the man. Zuma’s heart can accommodate three queens at a go. Meanwhile forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and Heads of State give room to one and only one state lady. Even before Zuma makes any official statement on that, do you think he should toe the line or set the pace for new things i.e. having three first ladies??? Please tell me what you think.