In what caught their guests by surprise, a Zimbabwean couple was reported to have been represented by a 13-year old boy and 22-year old lady at their wedding ceremony to avoid arrest, iHarare reports.
According to the iHarare, “Wedding guests were waiting with bated breath for the bride Sisasenkosi Sulu and groom Mandlenkosi Maphosa to rock up and get the ball rolling however they pulled a no show. Instead the crowd was shocked to see new and much younger faces who had replaced the two, thought to be at large after allegedly stealing at Choppies Distribution Centre in Belmont.”
A source at the ceremony was quoted as saying, “Some of the relatives did not know that Maphosa and Sisa were fugitives. Therefore they were totally shocked when they saw a young couple walking down the aisle to get married.
The representatives of the couple were said to have declined to comments on their dramatic appearance at the wedding ceremony that shocked the relatives.
Another relative lamented that ‘‘At first I thought the boy was a ring bearer, but then again he was a bit old for that position. I only realised later what was going on when the young bride entered and stood next to the minor, and they were being addressed by the names of Maphosa and Sisa who were supposed to get married.
‘‘It was not fun at all, because after spending a lot of money on outfits and presents, it was just matope (child’s play),” said Nothabo Moyo”
Report further says “that Sisa was arrested in July before being remanded out of custody for allegedly conniving with her husband to steal groceries worth more than $2 000.
“After posting bail, Sisa escaped to South Africa following her partner Maphosa who had managed to flee from the scene where they were caught loading groceries.”