Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
22 Jun 2022
4:15 am

What’s the fate of Zuma’s wives?

Cliff Buchler

With the former president away so often, to Pietermaritzburg and back, his wives have the chance to blow off steam.

Former president Jacob Zuma. Picture: Gallo Images/Rapport/Elizabeth Sejake

What is the atmosphere domestically prevailing at Nkandla? Given the legal sword of Damocles hanging over Jacob’s head and if replicated in common households like ours, the answer is obvious: bad. With the former president away so often, to Pietermaritzburg and back, his wives have the chance to blow off steam. My Heidi would’ve done the same if I had been dumb enough to dine with swine. Says Gertrude, in her 80s: “The only time Jacob laughs out loud is when he hears Cyril is being nailed – like with the Arthur Fraser dollar dumping issue. Otherwise he’s so busy...