A little about Zuma:
The president - a Zulu traditionalist known as JZ to his friends - is a flamboyant figure who is wildly popular in many quarters at home but remains controversial on the world stage. He had already fought off corruption charges and been acquitted of a rape indictment before he was chosen as head of state last year.
Since becoming president last May, Zuma, 67, has taken a fifth wife, Tobeka Madiba, whom he married in a Zulu ceremony wearing animal skin robes in January, has fathered an illegitimate child by a mistress and has started work on a £5.4m expansion of his home.
His latest baby was born to Sonono Khoza, 39, the daughter of Irvin Khoza, chairman of the country’s 2010 World Cup organising committee. On the birth certificate of Thandekile, their four-month-old daughter, the parents claim to have contracted a “customary marriage”, although this does not appear to be true.
He also claimed that showering after sex reduced the risk of HIV and used traditional African culture as a reason not to use condoms.