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Zuma Family Upstages the UK with African Wedding Befitting Royalty

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Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network –

With British commentators still discussing the nuptials of Prince William and Kate, South Africa was already in full marriage regalia, celebrating the wedding of Duduzile Zuma, daughter of South African President Jacob Zuma, with businessman Lonwabo Sambudla.

The glittering affair was called “the mother of all parties.” It featured a convoy of 12 Lamborghinis driving through Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, just off the southern coast, carrying the 28 year old Zuma and her entourage. Elephants roamed the grounds in the background as the couple exchanged vows.

In keeping with the latest styles of the rich and famous, no expense was spared in making this a ceremony worthy of kings. Wearing a white off-the-shoulder gown that sparkled with Swarovski crystals, the bride turned heads with a custom-made diamond necklace worth 1.5-million rand ($225,000 U.S.). She and her bridesmaids were collectively decked out in more than 1000 diamonds worth 4.5-million rand ($674,000).

The service was conducted by Pastor Alph Lukau, from Alleluia Ministries International, and guests were entertained by Nigerian gospel artist Uche Agu.

One of five children, Duduzile actually has 20 siblings – step brothers and sisters from her father’s five wives and several fiancées. A twin brother, Duduzane, is reportedly on his way to joining the growing number of South African Black billionaires, having shares worth about 1 billion rand from a 9 billion rand Black empowerment deal.

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