“The African Christian Democratic Party is shocked by the report that President Zuma has fathered a love-child with the daughter of his close friend, Irvin Khoza. The birth of this child is a clear indication that Zuma is not using condoms and is undermining the safe sex message of his own government,” said Kenneth Meshoe, the party president. He added that Zuma’s behavior sets a bad moral example, particularly for young men.
Theunis Botha, head of the Christian Democratic Party, said the country needs a leader acting as a moral compass. He urged: “Mr. President, please resign for the good of the country.”
Zuma is a polygamist, who defended his lifestyle during the World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland, on January 28, saying his multiple marriages are part of his Zulu culture and do not detract from his belief in the equality of women.