Jacob Zuma's love child claim harming anti-AIDS campaign

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London, Feb 2 (ANI): Jacob Zuma's opponents claim that South African President's behaviour opposes government policies against multiple sexual partners.he Sunday Times had reported that the premier had a daughter in October by a woman who is not one of his three wives, nor a fourth woman whom he is engaged to.

"President Jacob Zuma's behaviour directly contradicts the government's campaign against multiple sexual partners, and the inherent Aids risk in having unprotected sex," the Scotsman quoted Helen Zille, a provincial premier and leader of the main opposition Democratic Alliance party, as saying.

Zuma's Zulu traditions allow men to have multiple wives, but experts say that having multiple, concurrent partners heightens the risk of Aids.

Meanwhile, the African National Congress or ANC has come out in defence of their leader, accusing the media of "making a mountain out of nothing" and calling the criticism disingenuous and unjustified.

The ANC said Zuma had broken no laws and that there was "nothing shameful" in a relationship between two people. (ANI)

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