Friday, June 04, 2010

Join The Conversation

There's a lot of coverage in the media about cheating partners today. President Jacob Zuma's second wife is alleged to have had an affair with her bodyguard, and Springbok rugby player Andries Bekker is also alleged to be cheating on his wife of two years. And why do I care? Because stuff like that is grist for the mill for my OneLove campaign blogging.

Currently, I'm asking my readers on several social networks the following questions:

What are your views regarding the possibility that President Jacob Zuma’s second wife was cheating on him?
  • Do you think that it’s only natural that she go outside her marriage to get her needs met, considering that she has to share her husband with other wives?
  • Is it justice, as some South Africans who are against polygamy, claim?
  • Or do you think that she has an obligation to be faithful to her husband, even if he is not monogamous to her?
  • And how does her alleged sexual activities impact on South Africa’s HIV prevention campaigns, especially those that encourage people to be faithful to their partners, such as OneLove?
  • In general, if the allegation is true and she is having an affair, what does this revelation tell you about polygamy in South Africa, if anything?
Feel free to join the conversation.

1 comment:

Laura said...

My answer to the first two is no. I dont think its natural nor do I think its justice.

I do think its understandable though. The lines in a polygomous relationship are blurred. Basically he cheats and its condoned not only by his culture but by his wives.

BUT having said that I have no idea what the "rules" are for the wife - is she expected to be faithful?

Honestly I am not condoning cheating in anyway but if I had to share my very high profile husband with 5 other women and 21 kids chances are I may also go looking for a little love somewhere else (or at least maybe nookie cos really HOW often can it be happening??)

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