12 October 2012 by Kate Turkington

Zulu wedding

It’s not often you get to experience a traditional Zulu wedding in the city, but Soweto turned out in full force to celebrate with Khanyi and Malusi.

Khanyi celebrates her wedding in fine style

One of the most exciting, colourful weddings I have ever attended was when my great friend, Khanyi, was married to Malusi in Soweto.


										Zulu dancers strut their stuff

Even though they could have chosen any wedding venue, Khanyi chose to be married to the man she loves at her mother’s little house in Soweto.

What an occasion! Friends and family of the couple were there, some who had come from far and wide; and then the rest of the neighbourhood enthusiastically joined in.

We drank toasts to the happy couple, sang and danced the night away.

Zulu dancers strutted their stuff, small children joined in the fun, and then we all sat down to a traditional feast with African beer ... although bubbly was on hand too.

Zulu dancers strutted their stuff, small children joined in the fun, and then we all sat down to a traditional feast with African beer ... although bubbly was on hand too.

Khanyi looked spectacular in her handmade, beaded traditional outfit, while the groom chose less fine feathers because he was not Zulu. His celebration had taken place at his traditional Ndebele home a few weeks earlier.

I rose to the spirit of the occasion and donned my only wedding dress – a Xhosa traditional outfit from the Eastern Cape.


										Guests join in the fun

Category: Culture & History


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