This past Saturday saw Andile Ramaphosa, son of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wed his long-term fiancée Bridget Birungi in a ceremony held at the Kololo suburb in Uganda, SDE reports.
The high-profile ceremony brought the East African country to a standstill as Ramaphosa’s entourage and their host President Yoweri Museveni, who also was accompanied by First Lady Janet, attended the traditional marriage ceremony known as kuhingira.
‘’We would like to thank you for being trustworthy, for being dependable because you fulfilled the conditions. So, we are very happy to fulfill our part of handing over to you the hand of our daughter Bridget Birungi,’’ Mbabazi was quoted saying by Sowetan Live.
‘’In our culture, we hand the child to the father and it’s now my pleasure to do just that.’’
Accompanied by the first lady Dr Tshepo Ramaphosa, his ex-wife Hope Ramaphosa and a delegation of about 150 people, Bridget was received into the first family of South Africa.
‘’As a big army from home, we are delighted that as we go home we won’t go back empty handed,’’ the South African president said.
He challenged his daughter-in-law to hold tight to her husband despite what women in his home country were saying about his son’s choice of woman.
‘’Many girls in South Africa are envious of you, even on social media they were saying why did he go so far when we are here. They don’t know that you fell in love in China,’’ he said.
Confirming his father’s statement, Andile revealed during a recent interview that the two met in Asia where he was working, and Bridget was pursuing her studies.