One would think that being the president of a country would make one immune to the pain of heartbreak as the first lady is bound to see her husband as the ultimate alpha male. Not so with these African kings and presidents as we would soon discover the top five African presidents whose wives cheated on them.
For many centuries in Africa, it was the male society who stole the spotlight when it came to infidelity and meandering eyes. A woman being caught cheating was considered an abomination and followed with grievous punishment. Nowadays, the ladies are turning the tables similarly as far as extramarital affairs are concerned.
These first ladies caught cheating blamed their infidelity on being lonely, feeling neglected and even feeling sex starved on several occasions.
Hmmm…so they resorted to sniffing out other men to help warm their beds.
Here is the countdown…
5. Nothando Dube
First on the countdown is the lovely queen of Sawziland, Nothando Dube. She was the twelfth wife of King Mswati III.
News about the claimed sex embarrassment between Queen Nothando and the nation’s Justice Minister,Ndumiso Mamba, hit news features over the world.
Regardless of the scandal, “LaDube”, as she is fondly called in Swaziland, was not the only wife unfaithful to the king.
In 2004, two of Mswati’s wives — Delisa Magwaza (LaMagwaza) and Putsoana Hwala (LaHwala) left the illustrious kraal after disloyalty claims.
Different human rights gatherings held that King Mswati ought not rebuff his wives as their union was shrouded under the veil of polygamy. King Mswati has 13 wives; so one may ponder how the Royal Swazi intends to satisfy all of them equally.
4. Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma
Next on the list is South Africa’s first lady, Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma.
This second wife of President Jacob Zuma, was said to be pregnant with Mr Zuma’s 21st kid, yet the assertions of infidelity brought up issues over the child’s paternity.
Nompumelelo purportedly had a hot illicit relationship with her bodyguard Phinda Thomo, who later on took his own life.
A letter from “concerned relatives” of Mr Zuma, asserting that one of his three current wives had gone behind his back with Phinda Thomo, one of her bodyguards, was sent to the Zulu-dialect daily paperIlanga.
This however did not land anyone in prison like the Swazi’s case. Subsequently, the president’s family minimized the scandal to save his public image.
3.Winnie Madikizela Mandela
South Africa seems to be a country froth with unfaithful first ladies.
Third up on the list is the late Nelson Mandela‘s ex wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
A couple of years back, in the same nation, Mama Winnie supposedly had an unsanctioned romance withDali Mpofu, her agent in the African National Congress (ANC) social welfare office, something that mostly added to her generally advanced separation.
For quite a while Winnie was Nelson Mandela’s blind side. When he could see the eventual fate of the nation so unmistakably, he neglected to see her inclination. Mr Mandela himself declined to accept an expression of it.
Through Winnie’s trial he remained by her, besotted, unpersuaded of her dull nature by the judge’s decision in May 1991 that she was blameworthy of abducting and attacking Stompie and three others. He likewise lived in denial of the fact that two years after his discharge, she was still carrying on an affair with Dali Mpofu.
It wasn’t as though she had pulled out all the stops to shroud what was going on. She delegated him her appointee in the ANC’s social welfare office. She also ventured out with him to the United States, flying by Concorde from London, and staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Right on time in 1992, Winnie discovered that Mpofu was involved in extramarital entanglements with another lady. On 17 March that year, she kept in touch with him through a letter, later distributed by the Johannesburg Sunday Times. “You’re circling fucking at the smallest enthusiastic reason,” she composed. “The way that I haven’t been identifying with Tata [Nelson Mandela] for five months now over you is no more your worry. I continue to let you know the circumstance is breaking down at home. You are not troubled in light of the fact that you are fulfilling yourself consistently with a lady. I won’t be your ridiculous imbecile, Dali.”
After a month, in April 1992, the ANC let go her from the welfare post and Mr Mandela reported that the marriage was over.
2. Vera Chiluba
These series of disloyalties in the south of the mainland can’t be finished without mentioning Zambia’s previous first lady, Vera Chiluba.
She was blamed for having a sentimental association with a noticeable specialist, Archie Mactribouy, prompting her separation.
1. Grace Mugabe
President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe had been undermining her spouse with a mystery love affair she had with Zimbabwean Reserve Bank senator Gideon Gono who was additionally a top friend of the president for as long as fifteen years.
The 50-year old Grace who is 41 years more youthful than Mugabe once filled in as his secretary before getting into a marriage with him. While Grace was still married to her husband, Stanley Goreraza,she went on to have two children with Mugabe and named one Bona, after Mugabe’s mother, and the other Robert Peter, Jr.
Grace, who is popularly known as “Dis Grace” in Zimbabwe, allegedly met with Gono as frequently as three times each month either at her dairy ranch or at inns in neighboring South Africa.
The disclosure as reported in the Sunday Times, said that on her deathbed, Mugabe’s younger sister, Sabina had cautioned him that he was being double-crossed by Mr. Gono and his wife, Grace.
Mugabe, desperate to keep the discovery of his wife’s affair a secret, had senior police magistrate Cain Chademana, and the bodyguard at his sister’s deathbed, murdered in August in an attempt to cover up the spread of the information.
The First lady was also rumoured to be having a secret canoodling with, one Peter Pamire, who passed on in a mysterious auto collision and another, James Makamba who took a French leave from the nation.
Senator Gono, 55, is presently leaving in apprehension as it is said, ‘once he (Mugabe) hears something to that effect, I think somebody will go to meet God,’ a Zimbabwean insight authority was cited as saying.
Mugabe and Gono have been business partners throughout the previous 15 years.
“Mugabe trusted Gono. He even thought our manager was dealing with the first woman, keeping a defensive eye on her so that she couldn’t again be two-timing”, said a senior authority in Gono’s office.