Zizo and Mayihlome tie the knot at lavish private ceremony
Television and radio personality Zizo Beda is now married. Beda walked down the aisle on Friday before saying “I do” to her longtime partner, home affairs department spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete, at the St Saviour’s Anglican Church in East London.
Tshwete is the son of the former safety and security minister Steve Tshwete and current deputy water and sanitation minister Pam Tshwete.
Daily Dispatch reported yesterday that there was tight security at the wedding venue because of the high-powered guest list, which included President Jacob Zuma, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane.
A wedding programme posted by radio personality Lupi Ngcayisa showed that Zuma was one of the speakers at the reception, held at Gonubie Manor.
Other guests at the lavish but intimate wedding were ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa and former police commissioner Bheki Cele.
Beda and Tshwete have apparently been dating for more than three years. But their affair was confirmed only in August last year, when Tshwete posted on his Twitter page a picture of the pair showing off their “engagement rings”.
While the newlyweds tried to keep their nuptials private, some of their guests couldn’t help but share the wedding pictures on social media.
Some photos showed that Pol Roger Champagne was flowing at the reception. A bottle of this French bubbly costs about R700.
Another photo, of the blushing bride being assisted by one of her bridesmaids after stepping out of a white Mercedes-Benz outside the church, was circulating on social media on Friday night. She was dressed in a flowing, white, off-the-shoulder gown with mesh sleeves. Her face was covered in an embellished veil. The groom opted for a classic look – a navy and black tuxedo.
Zizo Beda and Mayihlome Tshwete