GALLERY: The stylish Zuma wives club

In this photo, taken on April 20, 2012, President Jacob Zuma and his fiance, Ms Bongi Ngema, dance at his home in Nkandla, KwaZulu Natal. South Africa's President married his fourth current wife on April 20. Photo: afp / Elmond Jiyane
President Jacob Zuma is seen with his first wife, Sizakele Khumalo-Zuma, as well as Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu at Parliament in Cape Town for the State Of The Nation Address on Thursday, 9 February 2012. Photo: SAPA / Nardus Engelbrecht
Thobeka Mabhija, one of President Jacob Zuma's wives, arrives at Parliament on Thursday, 11 February 2010 for President Jacob Zuma's State Of The Nation Address at the opening of Parliament. Photo: Gallo / Yunus Mohammed
South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife Sizakele Khumalo(R) take the national salute at Parliament, as Zuma readies to deliver the State Of The Nation Speech on February 10, 2011, in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: AFP / POOL
South African President Jacob Zuma (L) sings and dances with his newlywed, Thobeka Mabhija (R) dressed in a colourful Zulu traditional wedding outfit, at their wedding ceremony on January 4, 2010 at Zuma's rural homestead of Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal. Photo: AFP / Rajesh Jantilal
South African president Jacob Zuma (2ndR) poses for photographs with his three wives Sizakele Khumalo (R), Nompumelo Ntuli (L), and Thobeka Mabhija (2-L) after the State of The Nation address in Parliament, in Cape Town, on June 03, 2009. Photo: AFP / Mike Hutchings
South Africa's fourth President Jacob Zuma (L) accompanied by his senior wife Sizakele Khumalo (R) arrives at his investiture ceremony in Pretoria on May 9, 2009. South Africa's new President vowed to follow Nelson Mandela's legacy of reconciliation. Photo: AFP / Paballo Thekiso
President Jacob Zuma takes a salute as he arrives at Parliament to deliver his State of the Nation address, in Cape Town February 13, 2014. Photo: REUTERS / Mike Hutchings
National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mninwa Mahlangu welcome first lady Bongi Ngema Zuma on the steps of the National Assembly. Photo: eNCA / Dianne Hawker
National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mninwa Mahlangu welcome first lady Thobeka Mabhija Zuma on the steps of the National Assembly. Photo: eNCA / Dianne Hawker
National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Mninwa Mahlangu welcome first lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma (maNtuli) on the steps of the National Assembly. Photo: eNCA / Dianne Hawker

JOHANNESBURG - Which of President Jacob Zuma’s wives will accompany him to the State Of The Nation Address at Parliament on Thursday night? What styles will they be going for – traditional attire or stylish couture?

That remains to be seen, but over the last four and a bit years, these women have accompanied Zuma at important events around the world in glamourous attire.

The president currently has four wives, although he has been married six times.

  • Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – married 1972 – divorced 1998
  • Sizakele Khumalo – married 1973
  • Kate Mantsho – married 1976 – committed suicide in 2000
  • Nompumelo Ntuli – married 2008
  • Thobeka Mabhija – married 2010
  • Gloria Bongi Ngema – married 2012

UPDATE: The gallery above has been updated with photographs of Zuma's wives at #SONA2014.

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