‘Mother of all parties’ for Zuma wedding

IOL news apr 22  NM dudu INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Jacob Zuma with his daughter Duduzile.

A convoy of 12 Lamborghinis will roar their way into Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, 25km outside East London, for the wedding of President Jacob Zuma’s daughter, Duduzile, tomorrow morning.

The supercars will carry the first daughter, her groom, Lonwabo Sambudla, and people in their entourage.

Details of the highly anticipated nuptials have been kept under wraps, but it is believed that a marquee has been erected at the lodge to host VIP guests and close family.

Duduzile, who runs the Duduzile Zuma Foundation for Children and Destitute Women, will wear a gown thought to have been bought at the Paris Fashion Week.

Thousands of socialites, businessmen, politicians and members of royal families are expected to descend on the Eastern Cape for a series of festivities celebrating what has been dubbed the “royal wedding” of South Africa.

Zuma, 28, and businessman Sambudla, 31, will tie the knot in a special Hollywood-style wedding organised by Farah Fortune, who said the couple would not allow the media to be part of it.

The formal ceremony would be preceded by a pre-party and topped with a traditional wedding at Fairfield Trust Farm, Sambudla’s home village, and an after-party at the Walter Sisulu University’s sports grounds.

Sleeping arrangements for guests in Fairfield have been made at schools and neighbours’ homes.

The after-party would feature Durban Kwaito group Big Nuz, DJ Fisherman, DJ Fistaz Lvovo, Winnie Khumalo and DJ Tumza in a mini-festival organised by “Sushi King” Kenny Kunene.

Club owner Kunene promised “the mother of all parties”. He said the pre-party would be at a club where he would treat guests to expensive drinks. “There will be no sushi. The groom and bride have asked that no sushi should be served,” he said.

At the groom’s home at Fairfield, a group of women were sieving samp yesterday, while others were baking in the Sambundlas’ kitchen. The groom’s mother would only say that she was excited and had been “very busy”.

Finishing touches were being put to a newly built thatched rondavel, which was being prepared for the groom and bride.

Tractors flattened the entrance to Fairfield while men cut grass in preparation for a tent to be put up for a traditional ceremony.

Eastern Cape police Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela said that security had been beefed up to welcome the president and ministers who would be attending the wedding. - The Mercury


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Anonymous, wrote

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12:50pm on 22 April 2011
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O MY GOSH!! I THOUGHT IT IS THE WEDDING OF MALEMA

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Balderdash, wrote

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12:45pm on 22 April 2011
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I wonder what the "Children and Destitute Women" think about this.

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:39pm on 22 April 2011
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I pray that our tax money is not used to fund this wedding.

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:37pm on 22 April 2011
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Who may I ask is paying for all this - taxpayers money again!!!!!!!

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Brian, wrote

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12:36pm on 22 April 2011
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When poverty and hunger are so prevalent , its kind of sick to waste money on such excess.

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:35pm on 22 April 2011
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Its a shame when hundrends are unemployed and no homes. Yet money is spent on a lavish wedding. I hope S Africans wake up and don't vote for these idots.

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:35pm on 22 April 2011
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Where is their "tradition" now?

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JoeMaahse, wrote

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12:32pm on 22 April 2011
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... “royal wedding” of South Africa. Ha ha ha. Come on, get over yourselves. In any case, this is sickening. But keep going, and show the nation what you are really like. The more you show off your ostentatious tendencies and blow money like it's lavatory paper, the more you reveal your contempt for the voting citizens of this country.

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DAVID, wrote

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12:20pm on 22 April 2011
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And how many houses could be built with this over the top african logic???????

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andre, wrote

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12:11pm on 22 April 2011
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This event seems less of a wedding and more of a Lamborghini show.

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Dave, wrote

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12:07pm on 22 April 2011
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12 Lamborghini`s, royal wedding of SA lmao,Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve,,and they are worrried about sushi? Jokers

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Robin, wrote

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12:05pm on 22 April 2011
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This is news because.....?

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:02pm on 22 April 2011
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This is just another example of overspending, lavish, in your face style waste of money. In the mean time there is so much poverty in this country. It is a shame that these people can be so insensitive and be allowed to rip us all off. To top it all the daughter is involved with working with destitute women? Blahhh... money better spent on the poor and destitute! Disgusting! We DON'T WANT TO READ THIS!

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Mike SA, wrote

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11:53am on 22 April 2011
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And who is paying for this?

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