Mandela’s daughter weds MK veteran
MK veteran and SANDF member Molapo Motlhajwa, 37, and the second daughter from the statesman’s second marriage to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela signed their nuptial agreement at Home Affairs before heading to a reception on Raditseng street in Ikageng township.
Motlhajwa, in a high-collar white shirt and black pants, strolled around the black Jeep Grand Cherokee amid the screams of 300 community members to open the door for his new bride, dressed in a silver-grey gown.
Although not much is known about the couple, friends say they went public with their relationship at the ANC conference in Bloemfontein last year December.
A source close to the couple said yesterday: “They have been secretly dating for a while now. They just wanted people to know they were in love.”
About 150 invited guests – who sat inside the black-and-white decorated marquee listening to speeches by friends and family – were treated to a fried fish starter. The main course included a choice of meat stew or chicken served with pumpkin and rice, accompanied by sweet red wine.
Friends of the bride said to the groom: “You better take care of her because she is part of our family and will always be a part of our family.”
A relative of the groom said: “We only heard this Saturday that he was getting married to Nelson Mandela’s daughter. ”
The couple have five children between them – four from Mandela-Hlongwane and an eight- year-old from Motlhajwa.