South African President Jacob Zuma has tied the knot for the
fifth time in a traditional wedding ceremony in his KwaZulu Natal
South African law and Zulu culture allow a man to take more than one wife, but critics says Zuma is setting a bad example in a country with one of the world's highest rates of HIV/AIDS infection.
Zuma has 19 children, some with women other than his wives.
Below are short profiles of Zuma's wives, past and present:
Fondly called MaKhumalo, Sizakele, 67, is Zuma's first wife. She lives in his Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu Natal province. They have no children.
Dlamini-Zuma, 60, is South Africa's home affairs minister and has also been health minister and foreign affairs minister. The two met in exile and have four children together. They were divorced in 1998.
Mantsho-Zuma committed suicide in 2000. She and Zuma had five children.
Ntuli, 34, married Zuma in a traditional ceremony in his homestead in 2008. They have three children.
Madiba, 37, and Zuma were married on January 4. They already have three children together.