A 24-year-old former massage parlour owner is ready to settle down at Nkandla as Jacob Zuma's seventh wife.
Nonkanyiso Conco, who gave birth to a son on Zuma's 76th birthday on 12 April, has been visiting the Nkandla compound since was 19 years old when the two first fell in love in 2013 and will be the fourth wife living full-time at the sprawling complex.
Conco, who is 52 years younger than the former president, is understood to be recovering following a Caesarean section at Busamed Hillcrest Hospital.
Several hospital sources confirmed that Zuma visited his wife-to-be on the day the baby was delivered. His platoon of protectors had closed off a section of the maternity ward during the visit.
A hospital staff member, who did not want to be named, said the medical facility was bristling with activity when the boy was born.
"He (Zuma) didn't only come and visit once, he came three times. All of his guards were here," she said.
The hospital and Conco's gynaecologist refused to comment.
Before her engagement to Zuma, Conco was a director of the Pietermaritzburg-based Nomkhubulwane Culture and Youth Development organisation, which promotes and preserves the Zulu cultural practice of virginity testing.
She has participated in the annual reed dance, at which young women present reeds to the Zulu king as a sign of their virgin status.
The new mother, who at one time lived in a cramped flat on Durban's Esplanade, now lives in the plush Hilltop Estate in Ballito, where properties sell for more than R2 million.
Conco is known to have been an overnight guest at Nkandla since at least 2013. Sources at Nkandla said Zuma and Conco have been allegedly having sex for the past five years.
"She was still a teenager when she would come to Nkandla and spend the whole night having sex with Zuma, only to go back home the following late morning. Whenever she came, uBaba (Zuma) would instruct us not to entertain anyone who would come looking for him," said a source who requested anonymity for security reasons.
Conco's even tweeted about her alleged sleep overs with then President Zuma.
"Don't believe this OMG!!! Am going back to that Holywood house, to spend the whole weekend this time. #Zuma's home @Nkandla. Whoop can't wait."
On Friday she confirmed she was engaged to marry Zuma, but would not be drawn on their courtship or whether her new born son was fathered by Zuma. Zuma's family declined to comment.
The Sunday Times has since established from publicly available documents that Conco previously ran a massage business that operated from a flat in a high-rise block on Victoria Embankment in Durban.
She is still listed as a director, but the business is in the final phase of deregistration.
Zuma has as many as 23 children, and is a firm believer in polygamy. he married Sizakele Khumalo-Zuma aged 78 in 1973 after he was released from Robben Island. Three years later he married Kate Mantsho – the mother of twins Duduzile and Duduzane Zuma. The woman however, committed suicide in the year 2000.
In 1982 the married Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma but they divorced in 1998, although she is believed to have accommodation at Nkandla.
A year before he became President in 2009, Zuma married Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, a hotel cleaner, in a traditional ceremony. She was exiled from Nkandla in 2015 after allegedly being linked to a poison plot against the president.
The NPA described MaNtuli as a chief suspect and was considering formally charging her, but eventually no charges were laid against her. MaNtuli has denied the allegation and her lawyers are pressing the NPA to either charge her or leave her alone.
Zuma also married banking assistant Thobeka Madiba-Zuma in 2010. KaMadiba, who has a daughter with him, is the wife most often seen in public with him. In 2012, Zuma married Gloria Bongi Ngema-Zuma, an Umlazi businesswoman.
Not on would Zuma impregnate his many wives, he would also regularly sample other women and impregnate them in the process. Zuma's children born out of wedlock include three he fathered with a Johannesburg woman whose identity is not publicly known.
In 2010 he fathered a baby girl with Sonono Khoza, the daughter of his close friend, Irvin Khoza, chairman of Orlando Pirates.