Do people have problems with polygamy, a big age gap...or everything Zuma does?

The news of former President Jacob Zuma preparing to wed again has got many people airing their differing views.

It is reported that Zuma has already fathered a child with a 26-year-old bride to be.

Nonkanyiso Conco will be Zuma's seventh wife.

The debate around the union raises different issues and Eusebius McKaiser engaged callers on his show to find out if they are against polygamy or people just don't like anything the former head of state does.

Is it really the polygamy issue that is triggering you? Yet another wife...wife number seven. I wonder whether is the polygamy issue?

Eusebius McKaiser, show host

If Zuma had to lose all of his wives just like that and he decided to get married to a 24-year-old and he only has one wife and his no longer a polygamist, I think you would still have a problem.

Eusebius McKaiser, show host

Which means you either have a problem with the generational gap and the polygamy question is a convenient ethical issue for you to smuggle in and you don't want to really talk about what your issue is which is the intergenerational issue rather than the polygamy issue.

Eusebius McKaiser, show host

Callers weighed in on the topic and Hazel aged 26 who is married to a 77 married man says they both truly love each other.

I think people think its weird. I'm not with my husband for sex and his not with me for that either, we just truly love each other and are very compatible. We both struggled in the beginning because we felt something for each other but there a huge age gap.

Hazel, caller

Meanwhile, other callers expressed how the whole polygamy issue should be scrapped in South Africa.

This is a patriarchal system that is outdated and needs to be abolished. The worst example Zuma is setting is that of having 26 children. No person in modern day South Africa should be having 26 children. Three children is the maximum most wealthy people can afford to put to school.

David

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