Wedding fit for a queen and a queen

Mzansi witnesses Somhale exchange vows in Celebville wedding of the year.

Prominent celebrity gay couple Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung tied the knot in a traditional wedding of cosmic proportions at the latter’s home in Kibler Park, south of Joburg, on Saturday.
Clad in traditional attire, the item danced to traditional wedding songs belted out by friends and relatives outside Mohale’s home while neighbours ululated with merriment. The couple, holding each other’s hands, then marched in song and dance to the wedding venue, a heartbeat away from Mohale’s home, where the formal ceremony was conducted.

The Sunday World crew and other journalists were refused access to the venue by a bevy of security guards and bouncers deployed by the couple to control access to the venue. They instructed the the security personnel not to allow journalists to take pictures or report on the ceremony as they had allegedly sold exclusive media coverage rights for wags of cash to a TV channel.

The venue, a football pitch that was cordoned off by barricades, resembled an exhibition of luxury vehicles. Top-notch vehicles including a phalanx of Mercedes Benz Vianos, Mercedes Benz G Wagons, Bentleys, BMWs and Range Rovers parked outside the gigantic marquee erected in the middle of the pitch to house the couple and the guests who included socialite Khanyi Mbau, Metro FM presenter Lerato Kganyago and IT girl Bonang Matheba, who donated several boxes of her champopo brand House of BNG.

The event was compered by celebrity gay Moshe Ndiki, whose partner Phelo Bala was also present. Olympics 400m queen Caster Semenya and her partner violet Raseboya were also present and looking glam. Their pictures from the wedding were shared widely on social media.
Neighbours, who spoke to Sunday World on condition of anonymity, said they were happy that Mohale got hitched to the man of his dreams.
“We wish them good luck. Somizi married a beautiful man,” said one neighbour.
Another neighbour couldn’t hide his happiness for the newly-wed couple.

“May the good Lord be with them,” he said. As expected, the big wedding, which Mnzansi had been waiting for with bated breath, was trending on Twitter with the hashtag #Somhaletraditionalwedding from midday with thousands of the couple’s fans gasping at the glitzy ceremony, aptly dubbed Somhale.

Many said that they were suffering from FOMO and regretted the fact that none of the local TV stations was showing it live. @EzamaCirha shared a picture of gold-plated chairs that the couple was going to sit on inside the marquee and tweeted: “I’m sure this is Louis Vuitton chairs. Anything is possible with Som-som.”

Earlier in the day, @Meerlano shared a video of Somizi and his mother, Mary Twala, being chauffered in a swanky left-hand drive Bentley to the venue.

The video of mother and son was accompanied by a caption reading: “Aw kodwa but good people, this is going to be soooo beautiful.”

By Ngwako Malatji

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