Jacob Zuma: Hey girls

What’s better than Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Gosling? A feminist Ryan Gosling, that’s what. The meme features the actor in a series of photographs with quotes to melt the feminine heart. Twin it with a feminist message, as the latest iteration of the meme has done and—voilà—you have a viral sensation on your hands.

Here in South Africa we’re decidedly short on Ryan Goslings. What we do have, is a president who is just as passionate about women—if his series of marriages is anything to go by.

Jacob Zuma is due to marry a fourth wife on Saturday, his sixth marriage overall.

He may be 70 and tasked with running our country but Msholozi still has plenty of time for the fairer sex. Herewith, “Hey girls” brought to you by our polygamous president.

 
Verashni Pillay
Lisa Van Wyk

Verashni Pillay

Verashni Pillay is the editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian. She grew up in Laudium, Pretoria, learned her trade at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, spent a spell in Cape Town as an online journalist, and now loves living in Jozi. Her interests are broad but include a focus on politics and multi-platform storytelling.
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  • Lisa Van Wyk

    Lisa van Wyk is the arts editor, which somehow justifies her looking at pretty pictures all day, reading cool art and culture blogs and having the messiest desk in the office. She likes people who share her passion for art, music, food, wine, travel and all things Turkish. She can't ride a bike, but she can read ancient languages and totally understands the offside rule.
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