Familiar faces grace Julius Malema's wedding

By Drum Digital
27 December 2014

By 6pm on Saturday night in Seshego, Polokwane, the buzz and excitement around the wedding of Julius Malema and his new wife Mantwa Matlala had died down.

Additional reporting by Sharon Seretlo

Community members stood outside the entrance gate throughout the day in hopes of catching a glimpse of the newly weds.

But security guards who barred spectators from entering the bride's home, securely held the fort.

Dark clouds and rainy weather ended the excitement abruptly. Residents walked away holding their umbrellas and clinging to their dashed hopes.

While fans of the EFF president were disappointed not to see their favourite politician and his wife, those who stood firmly at the entrance got a glimpse of some of the high profile guests and celebrities that graced the occasion.

The first recognisable face to arrive was Skeem Sam actor Eric Macheru who neighbours proudly announced that he too grew up in the township of Seshego.

neighbs Neighbours hoping to catch a glimpse of the wedding ceremony.

dali Dali Mpofu

muvhango Former Muvhango actress Lerato Moloi.

tent The marquee outside the bride's house.

Actress Lerato Moloi pulled up in a white convertible Mercedes Benz and dramatically swerved away from photographers while waving frantically at security guards to let her in.

World War Z actor and one of EFF ' S first celebrity supporter Fana Mokoena made a quiet entrance, some were disappointed that the successful actor, who has made a name for himself in Hollywood was driving a less than glamorous white Audi A4.

EFF chairperson Dali Mpofu received a cheer from the crowd when he rolled down his window for photographers to take a picture of him.

Former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale waved excitedly as the crowed cheered him on but sadly some neighbours who came in their brightest traditional attire were turned down from entering because they were not invited guests.

The highlight of the day was when spectators ran frantically at the sight of a landing helicopter speculating that Malema had arrived to a grand entrance.

Sadly DRUM spotted unfamiliar faces stepping out of the aircraft but soon rumours that Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe had arrived started circulating.

While guests were disappointed that they did not get toy see Malema and his bride, many believe tomorrow will present a new opportunity.

As with customary South African wedding practices. A welcoming ceremony for the bride will be held at the grooms home the following day after the main event.

Many residents of Seshego believe that it will be an opportunity to see the newly weds make a grand entrance at Malema's home.

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