Cheating has been one of the main reasons married couples break up. Sometimes, it doesn't matter how rich or beautiful or handsome you are. You still stand in danger of your spouse cheating on you.
One would think that being the president of a country would make one immune to the pain of heartbreak as the first lady is bound to see her husband as the ultimate alpha male. Not so with these African kings and presidents as we outline the top five African presidents whose wives cheated on them. In most of the cases, the Presidents/Kings themselves, have been blamed for their spouses' infidelity amid allegations that their se_x life is so horrible that the first lady is forced to cheat in a bid to quench her own se_xual starvation.
These first ladies caught cheating blamed their infidelity on being lonely, feeling neglected and even feeling se_x starved on several occasions. So they resorted to sniffing out other men to help warm their beds.
5. Nothando Dube.
First on the countdown is the lovely queen of Swaziland, Nothando Dube. She was the twelfth wife of King Mswati III.
News about the alleged se_x scandal involving Swazi King Mswati III twelfth wife, Nothando Dube, with the country's Justice Minister, Ndumiso Mamba, hit the headlines across the world.
Despite the scandal, "LaDube", as she is famously known in Swaziland, is not alone in this. In 2004, two of Mswati's wives — Delisa Magwaza (LaMagwaza) and Putsoana Hwala (LaHwala) left the royal kraal following infidelity allegations. King Mswati has 14 wives; so one may ponder how the Royal Swazi intends to satisfy all of them equally.
4. Vera Chiluba.
The then Zambia's President, the late Fredrick Chiluba grabbed headlines when he ordered his wife, Vera, to leave their presidential home after accusing her of having an affair with Mactribouy Archie, a prominent businessman.
Chiluba had ordered her to take whatever goods she wanted from their home and get out. Archie said he had subsequently been detained for aggravated robbery – a case which, he said, was a "frame-up by Chiluba's government".
3. Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma.
Next on the list is South Africa's first lady, Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma.
This second wife of President Jacob Zuma, was said to be pregnant with Mr Zuma's 21st kid, yet the assertions of infidelity brought up issues over the child's paternity.
South Africa is another nation that has had its fair share of s_ex scandals too! Apart from President Zuma's love of skirts, his second wife Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma reportedly had a steamy affair with her bodyguard Phinda Thomo, who later on committed suicide.
2.Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
South Africa seems to be a country froth with unfaithful first ladies. Last on the list is the late Nelson Mandela's ex wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela.
Mama Winnie supposedly had an affair with Dali Mpofu, her agent in the African National Congress (ANC) social welfare office. For quite a while Winnie was Nelson Mandela's blind side. Through Winnie's trial he remained by her.
It wasn't as though she had pulled out all the stops to shroud what was going on. She delegated Mpofu her appointee in the ANC's social welfare office. She also ventured out with him to the United States, flying by Concorde from London, and staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Right on time in 1992, Winnie discovered that Mpofu was involved in extramarital entanglements with another lady. On 17 March that year, she kept in touch with him through a letter, later distributed by the Johannesburg Sunday Times. "You're circling f_ucking at the smallest enthusiastic reason," she composed. "The way that I haven't been identifying with Tata [Nelson Mandela] for five months now over you is no more your worry. I continue to let you know the circumstance is breaking down at home. You are not troubled in light of the fact that you are fulfilling yourself consistently with a lady. I won't be your ridiculous imbecile, Dali."
After a month, in April 1992, the ANC let go her from the welfare post and Mr Mandela reported that the marriage was over.
1. Grace Mugabe.
They say save the best for last. Former President Robert Mugabe's wife, Grace Mugabe has reportedly been cheating on her husband on a secret affair with various senior government officials, ranging from her former body guard, Peter Pamire, to former Senior Bank officials, to prominent businessmen who later fled the country as Mugabe had vowed that they be killed like what was done to Pamire.
The 52-year old Grace who is 41 years younger than Mugabe once filled in as Mugabe's secretary before getting into a marriage with him. While Grace was still married to her husband, Stanley Goreraza, she went on to have two children with Mugabe and named one Bona, after Mugabe's mother, and the other Robert Peter, Jr.
Grace, who is popularly known as "Dis Grace" in Zimbabwe, allegedly met with Gono as frequently as three times each month either at her dairy ranch or at inns in neighboring South Africa.
Reports allege that Mugabe's younger sister, Sabina, while on her deathbed said, she had cautioned Mugabe that his wife was cheating on him with (former senior bank official's name withheld).
Mugabe, desperate to keep the discovery of his wife's affair a secret, had senior police magistrate Cain Chademana, and the bodyguard at his sister's deathbed, allegedly murdered in August of the same year in an attempt to cover up the spread of the information.
The then First lady was also rumoured to be having a secret romantic affair with Peter Pamire who was a member of the secret intelligence service, the CIO, who passed on in a mysterious auto collision. There were also rumours that another prominent businessman who went into exile for about two decades was allegedly dating Grace. Further allegations are that over five Grace Mugabe's body guards have to date been murdered as punishment for dating the then first lady behind Mugabe's back.
Mugabe's and Grace's relationship, in itself was founded on infidelity. When Mugabe was married to former wife Sally who died in 1992, Grace already had two children in a different wedlock with an air force officer. It is also reported that she had aborted Mugabe's and Peter Pamire's pregnancies on over 2 occasions.