Tumisho Masha on why he kept his wedding hush-hush: 'We didn't want any bad vibes'

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Actor Tumisho Masha recently married Chantal Wagner in a low-key ceremony. (Photo: Onesto Studios)
Actor Tumisho Masha recently married Chantal Wagner in a low-key ceremony. (Photo: Onesto Studios)

He's one of South Africa’s most recognisable stars yet his wedding had none of the razzmatazz usually associated with celeb weddings. There were no fans clamouring to get a glimpse of the bride and groom, no Instagram-worthy selfies and no wedding hashtags on social media.

In fact, few people outside Tumisho Masha and Chantal Wagner’s tight-knit inner circle knew anything about it at all. After four years of dating, the actor wed his 37-year-old sweetheart in a low-key gift-giving ceremony at a romantic wedding venue on the slopes of the Magaliesberg mountains. 

A gift-giving ceremony is held after the completion of lobola negotiations and the day was a celebration of Tumisho’s Pedi culture and the coming together of his and Chantal’s family. It was a traditional wedding with all the trimmings and the Masha clan brought gifts to exchange with the Wagners. There were luxurious blankets, sturdy pots and warm winter coats but the day was about a lot more than swopping presents.

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