Virgin bride, 72, finally gets hitched

2012-09-26 10:07

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Durban - A 72-year-old KwaZulu-Natal woman waited 35 years to marry her Mr Right.

Zakithi Maphumulo and Mlungisi Ngidi, 79, finally tied the knot in a traditional Zulu ceremony in uMzinyathi over the weekend, reported the Daily News.

“I had a lot of suitors but only my husband [Ngidi] was good for me,” said Maphumulo-Ngidi.

While friends got married or had children, she wanted to wait to ensure that she married while still a virgin.

Ngidi paid the 11 cows for lobolo for a virgin wife earlier this year.

The couple met many years ago at a local river and their relationship became serious after five years. But it would take another 35 years before they could be married.

Ngidi already has 13 children from two wives.

The couple said they hoped to still have children despite their ages.
 
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