Virgin bride, 72, finally gets hitched

2012-09-26 10:07

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.

  • christopher.shining - 2012-09-26 10:22

    Absolutely insane!

      sebenza.vanrooy - 2012-09-26 11:14

      Morals and ubuntu ,chris

  • lielie.smit - 2012-09-26 10:26


  • Tony Lapson - 2012-09-26 10:40

    13 kids from two wives... And still wants more. Imagine the level of poverty if every person had more than 13 kids each.

  • jackal666.daniel - 2012-09-26 10:50

    Chafe away!

  • trevor.mashilo - 2012-09-26 10:52

    She should have remained a Virgin until she ultimately met her death.Tjo

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-26 10:56

    Immaculate inception Wish them luck

  • rachael.vs.1 - 2012-09-26 11:00

    Stunning. Was he too busy paying off the lobola on the first 2 wives first? At least he's experienced........

  • vernon.vadivelu.3 - 2012-09-26 11:01


  • vernon.vadivelu.3 - 2012-09-26 11:02

    Crazyyyyy people out there

      johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-09-26 15:48

      What do you mean crazy people out there....? I mean how old are you? Just because they did something at an age where you are probably dead already.?

  • johan.harlaar.9 - 2012-09-26 15:46

    Congratulations to the happy couple. Just don't try to change each other. You may have set in your ways already. Just be happy..

  • james.strawson.9 - 2012-09-26 21:45

    Luckily Zuma didnt hear about her first!

  • kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-09-27 12:33


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