Malema ties the knot

2014-12-27 22:11
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Polokwane - EFF leader Julius Malema on Saturday tied the knot with Mantwa Matlala at a swanky, albeit high security, affair at Seshego, outside Polokwane.

The Citizen newspaper said guests' IDs had been checked and there had been a tough security sweep of the marquee before the nuptials.

The paper said more than 1 000 invitations had been sent out.

Despite the ban on cellphones, pics lit up the Twitter-sphere even  as the wedding ceremony was under way.  


The Star reported that Malema thanked his new mother-in-law for allowing him to marry his sweetheart, adding that despite his militancy, he was actually a softie at heart.

The two-day ceremony reportedly started on Saturday at the bride's house in Malema's neighbourhood of Seshego Zone 1 outside Polokwane, and ended at Malema's grandmother's house on Sunday.

Despite strict security at the start of the wedding, The Star reported that security was relaxed by Sunday, and ordinary people were allowed through the security checkpoint, but were not allowed into the marquee. Some were even given free beer.

According to City Press, the wedding was not a typical township wedding, with a luxury air-conditioned marquee and plenty of expensive cars parked outside. Three guests even arrived by helicopter.

Guests included EFF chairperson Dali Mpofu, lawyer Tumi Mokwena, actress Lerato Moloi, former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale and former Limpopo MECs Pinky Kekana and Clifford Motsepe. Notably absent were two of Malema's closest friends, Collins Foromo and Jacob Lebogo, after they reportedly fell out over money.

Malema has had a busy year since being elected to Parliament in May. Earlier in December, Malema was nominated unopposed as EFF president. He also received an extension to pay off the R4m he owes to the South African Revenue Service, staving off a provisional sequestration order until March 2015.

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