The woman who has expressed her love for Zuma in actions and in words, the first wife in the polygamous marriage happens to be an 80 year-old woman. Her name is Gertrude Sizakhele Khumalo, also known as Makhumalo Zuma. She is the founder of Sizakhele Makhumalo Zuma Foundation.
Gertrude and Jacob Zuma met in 1959, before Zuma was arrested for conspiring to overthrow the apartheid government in 1963. When Zuma was released in 1973 they got married and in 1975 Zuma went to exile, leaving Gertrude behind with his family in Nkandla.
After 40 years in marriage we see Gertrude opening up, expressing her love for Zuma and how she was mocked as she was left in Nkandla. Gertrude was born in 1940. Jacob Zuma was born in 1942,which means Gertrude is two years older than Zuma. She does not have children but according to reports she takes care of some of Zuma's children.
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