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 former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, and inaugural editor-in chief of Huffington Post South Africa. She has worked at various periods as senior reporter covering politics and general news, specialises in mediamanagement and relishes the task of putting together the right team to create compelling and principled journalism across multiple platforms. 
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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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