Zumas complete traditional leg of Duduzile’s wedding

2011-04-25 11:27

President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Duduzile and her husband Lonwabo Sambudla yesterday completed the traditional leg of their wedding.

Duduzile (28) the daughter of Zuma and his late wife, Kate Montsho, was welcomed into the Sambudla family at their Fairfield, Mthatha, home at a ceremony attended by political and business heavyweights and members of the Zulu royal family.

The traditional ceremony followed a white wedding with a Parisian-themed held at Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve near East London, where a giant white marquee had been erected.

Duduzile’s twin brother, Duduzane, was accompanied to the traditional ceremony by members of the controversial Gupta family.

Duduzile and Lonwabo arrived holding hands and wearing their outfits from the white wedding and changed into traditional attire.

A rondavel was prepared for her and her entourage, from which she walked into the Sambudla home followed by members of the Zuma family carrying a kist as part of the traditional transition to marriage.

According to the Zulu tradition, a bride should be followed by her kist everywhere she goes during the traditional ceremony.

As a result, Duduzile had to go with her kist to the cattle kraal for the slaughter of a cow, which is given to the bride’s family as a symbol of welcoming her and her family to the groom’s family.

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