I am all for tradition!
I am as African as they get.
But what I want to know is what goes through the mind and emotions of the other wives attending President Zuma‘s sixth wedding and marriage to long-time fiancee Ms. Bongi Ngema? Are they happy for the “new” couple? So many questions….
So the 70-year-old President of South Africa formalized his relationship with Ms. Ngema this past Friday with Zulu song and dance while dressed in leopard skins and carrying a shield & spear. Then they held a western-style reception, the next day, on Saturday. Apparently all of President Zuma’s spouses, attended the wedding ceremony.
The bride & groom in traditional attire
I love this picture of Ms. Ngema. Epitome of an African wife….
Mrs Sizakele Zuma left with Queen Nompumelelo MamChiza – King Zwelithini’s wife.
First daughters (from left) Phumzile, Thuthu, Dudu and Gugu
The businesswoman became Zuma’s fourth wife in Nkandla, deep in the KwaZulu-Natal countryside, where on Saturday she handed presents to Zuma’s family at his homestead in a gift ceremony.
Following the traditional marriage ceremony, the couple wore formal attire for a glitzy western-style evening reception held on the grounds of a local school.
The couple have a seven-year-old son and Ms. Ngema joins President Zuma’s three other wives to become one of South Africa’s four First Ladies.
The new First Lady getting down….
The wedding is President Zuma’s third in just over four years and the second since coming to power in 2009. President Zuma’s South Africa’s first President with multiple wives. In all, he has married six times and has 21 children. One of his wives committed suicide, and another — current Home Affairs Minister Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who divorced him.
Wishing the “new” couple all the best with their marriage….
Via Sunday World
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