THE President of South Africa is due to visit Catford today (March 4) as part of his state visit to the UK.

Jacob Zuma will be visiting Lewisham Town Hall in Catford after meeting the Queen at Buckingham Palace yesterday afternoon (March 3).

The controversial African leader has been married five times, has 20 children and has endured a turbulent political and personal past.

His visit to Catford comes with less than 100 days before the start of the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa.

Mr Zuma became president in 2009.