First Lady Thobeka Goes Public On How She Handles Zuma’s Detractors

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President Zuma’s most preferred wife Thobeka Madiba-Zuma has taken the lid off on how she soaks up negative media reports about her ‘hardworking husband’.

Thobeka, the prettiest and most charming of Zuma’s four wives said she has learnt not to listen to disturbing and negative publicity about Zuma or how he runs the government.

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She linked the fiery hostility against most celebrities – including her husband to the handiwork of unpatriotic media agencies, who are hell-bent on ruining the country and defaming her husband.

Addressing hundreds of mourners at a packed Ethekwini Community Church, where mourners gathered for the funeral of renowned South African gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane, the first lady lashed out at the media for printing negative publicity about the deceased.

“It is my wish to see a patriotic media that will respect the dead. A lot has been said about Sfiso even negative things. That’s how we survive in this country. The hostility regardless of how the president works hard…That’s how I survive. I brush it off‚” she said.

Thobeka asked the widow of the gospel singer not to pay attention to media reports; adding that by so doing, she would save herself and family from many things.



Thobeka Madiba-Zuma, a former bank clerk joined the league of Zuma’s wives after her traditional wedding with Zuma in 2010.

Gospel star Sfiso Ncwane died in Johannesburg on Monday morning. His sudden demise hit the South African entertainment community and the country at large like a thunderbolt.

His death was confirmed by the family’s spokesperson Sipho Makhabane:

“Yes, I can confirm that he passed this morning at about 09:00 at the hospital. Sfiso was rushed to hospital on Sunday night. They’re still investigating, but it looks like kidney failure,” Makhabane said.

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Earlier this year, the award-winning gospel legend pleaded with his mammoth fans to remember him in prayers. “Please put me in Prayers I’m not well,” he wrote on social media at the time.

His funeral holds on Saturday at the Moses Mabhida Stadium‚ Durban by 9am.

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