Siba to star in new wed­ding show

‘Wed­ding Bash­ers’ judges to rule on a per­fect wed­ding

Sowetan - - Front Page - By Em­manuel Tjiya

Move over Our Per­fect Wed­ding (OPW), new re­al­ity wed­ding show The Wed­ding Bash­ers is set to keep TV view­ers up to date with the lat­est wed­ding craze.

Pre­mier­ing this Sun­day on M-Net at 5pm, the 12-episode first sea­son will fea­ture 22 unique wed­dings – vary­ing in bud­get, op­u­lence and theme.

An all-star celebrity team of ex­perts in var­i­ous fields will at­tend nup­tial cel­e­bra­tions across the coun­try and then rate them based on dif­fer­ent as­pects that make a wed­ding per­fect.

Food con­nois­seur Siba Mton­gana would judge the food, with TV per­son­al­ity Denise Zimba fo­cus­ing on the en­ter­tain­ment, while revered wed­ding plan­ner Zavion Kotze spot­light the dé­cor and for­mer Miss South Africa Cindy Nell-Roberts weigh-in on the fash­ion.

At the end of the sea­son, the new­ly­weds who scored the most points from the judges would win prizes to the value of over R500 000.

While many would un­doubt­edly draw some com­par­i­son to Our Per­fect Wed­ding, Mton­gana strongly in­sisted that the new show was noth­ing like the Mzansi Magic hit se­ries.

“I love OPW. But our show is com­pletely dif­fer­ent.

“Firstly, OPW doesn’t have judges. Our show is for a much wider au­di­ence and vari­a­tion,” Mton­gana ex­plained.

“I loved the di­ver­sity; it showed multi-facets of South Africa.

“We had a Xhosa, In­dian, Zulu, Le­banese and Hindu wed­ding.

“It shows dif­fer­ent ways of cel­e­brat­ing from the West. Of­ten, peo­ple don’t un­der­stand be­cause they are not ex­posed to that,” she said.

Mton­gana re­fused to re­veal her favourite wed­ding, but said the tra­di­tional Zulu wed­ding that view­ers would see on the show was mem­o­rable.

The wed­ding is said to be the most ex­pen­sive on the show, cost­ing over R1-mil­lion.

“I loved the splurge, beauty and food at that wed­ding,” Mton­gana gushed.


Siba Mn­ton­gana is one of the judges on the new re­al­ity wed­ding show on M-Net.

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