Because I have not had a good moan in, ohhh,… hours, I shall devote today’s post to, err,… moaning.
Jacob Zuma’s 28-year-old daughter Duduzile got married this weekend.
Here are some of the highlights, according to SAPA, of her big day:
- She and her bridesmaids wore borrowed jewellery worth R4.5 million, while members of the SA Police Service were on hand to guard the jewels.
- Instead of gifts, the bridal couple requested gift vouchers from a variety of high-end stores.
- The couple sold the rights to the wedding to a local magazine, which helped to foot the massive bill.
- The couple met three years ago when Duduzile was on the board of Gupta-owned Sahara Computers.
- The president’s daughter first hit the social spotlight after throwing a lavish R400 000 birthday bash for 600 of her closest friends two years ago, the Sunday Times reported.
Re the above-mentioned statements:
- It’s not tragic enough that we appear not to have sufficient police resources to attend to SA’s intolerable crime, vital personnel are assigned to spend an afternoon and evening looking after a spoilt woman’s wedding accessories rather than, say, attending to crime-related issues, for which – and only which -they receive a salary.
- Could the bride and groom possibly be more greedy? Screw them and their request for gift vouchers. Get a registry if you must, or – shock, horror – permit guests to buy you an item that fits their budget. How dare they place people in such a position? Selfish twerps!
- Yeeaaah, nothing says ‘classy’ like selling your wedding photos and goings-on to a magazine. Hope the magazine knew to order the attending reporter to bring alone a suitably sized gift voucher, as well as, I’m sure, a fucking large cheque.
- Let’s see …that would make Duduzile all of 25 years old when she was appointed to the board of Sahara computers, a company owned by a good pal of her dad. Wowee, she must have been a brilliant business person, and I am sure her resigning that position has devastated that company, what with all her years of experience in practical business application and strategic thinking.
- Whew, it must have been reaaaaally hard to chop down the list to just 600 of her closet pals. There must be thousands of reasonably good friends who are spitting mad after having been excluded from the party. Perhaps they didn’t want to bring gift vouchers?
All things considered, perhaps my favourite statement from the SAPA copy is the following:
Fortune [a spokesman, I’d assume] said the couple chose a Parisian-theme wedding because Duduzile “really loves Paris”.