South African President Jacob Zuma has allegedly fathered a child with friend and powerful soccer businessman Irvin Khoza's daughter Sonono Khoza, according to a report in South Africa's Sunday Times.
The paper reports that the child was born on October 8 of last year, and is registered under the name Thandekile Matina Zuma. The child brings the number of offspring known to be fathered by Zuma to 20.
The claim was not denied by Zuma's office, the Guardian notes. The news report led to Zuma being criticized for undermining the fight against Aids by having unprotected sex with someone other than one of his three wives.
Zuma is well known as a Zulu traditionalist and a supporter of polygamy. The child was born three months before Zuma married for the fifth time. Miss Khoza, a 39-year-old divorcee, is the seventh woman with whom Zuma has fathered a child.