CAPE TOWN – Nonkanyiso Conco has come under the national spotlight after news broke that she gave birth to former president Jacob Zuma’s newest love child.
Conco is said to be the next Mrs Zuma (she will be his 7th wife), but no plans have been released on the supposed wedding.
Over the weekend, more and more facts have come to light on Conco, from her upbringing to her myriad of business interests.
Radio DJ to massage parlour owner
Conco, who hails from Thornville in the Richmond area, attended Haythorne High School in Woodlands, Pietermaritzburg and completed a business course at Varsity College.
It has also been reported that Conco used to operate a massage parlour from an apartment complex in Durban. She is apparently still listed as its director but the company is in the last stage of deregistering.
The KZN native was also a former presenter at Pietermaritzburg-based uMgungundlovu FM.
Between 2012 and 2013 Conco was an intern at Isolezwe ngoMgqibelo, a title publication owned by Independent Media.
According to the Sunday Times, the soon to be Zuma was the director of the Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development organisation.
The organisation preserves the Zulu cultural practice of virginity testing.
The Daily Maverick has reported that Conco was also the national treasurer and communications officer for “She Conquers”.
The organisation deals with the infection rates of HIV infected woman. Conco has since been forced to resign from the organisation for failing to disclose her relationship with Zuma.
Speculation has been rife as to whether tax-payers will have to pay for the upkeep of Conco and her new-born.
Constitutional law expert, Professor Shadrack Gutto said Zuma’s newborn baby and wife-to-be would not qualify for any presidential benefits.
“The state can only cater for those who were his children while he was still the president. It does not mean that every person who has a child with Zuma will be given state funds and protection,” he said.
Gutto added that Zuma would have to make private arrangements for the welfare of Conco and his son.
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