Ailing dictator Micheal Sata has arrived in Zimbabwe to attend the wedding ceremony of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s only daughter Bona in Harare Zimbabwe today.
Sata and his known current wife Christine Kaseba arrived aboard the challenger at about 12:40 hours In Harare. His mouthpiece George Chellah is towing along.
On February 2, 2014, (4 weeks ago) Sata and his current wife Kaseba missed the wedding of Sata’ son Kazimu.
Zimbabwean Defence Minister Dr. Sydney Sekeramayi, Zambian High Commissioner to Zimbabwe Ndiyoi Mutiti and other senior government officials received Sata at the airport.
On wedding itself, the Zimbabwean Independent Newspaper reports that:
That the wedding is coming as Mugabe has just turned 90 and celebrated his birthday last Sunday at a lavish party in Marondera, which cost a staggering US$1 million, and also after winning almost certainly his last re-election, should add pizzazz to a life well-lived despite chapters of controversy.
Mugabe, as he has increasingly done of late, will perhaps thank God for the gift of longevity because, having fathered Bona at the age of 66, he could not have really imagined living to see his daughter walking down the aisle.
To show that this is a special occasion for them, the wedding ceremony will be held at their private mansion in Borrowdale from 2pm to 4pm. The reception will be held from 6pm to 6am.
This will be the first time the Mugabes have opened their gates for a function at their private family home which, on the six-page glossy invitation card, is being referred to as the “Blue Roof” — the code name by which their luxurious home is known to close relatives and friends.
The mansion, located in the upmarket Borrowdale Brooke area, reportedly includes 24 bedrooms with bathrooms and spas, a ballroom and media complex. It is said to be three times the size of the president’s official residence, State House, and his adjacent offices at Zimbabwe House where he used to live.
The Chinese-style mansion overlooks a dam and a 50-acre garden protected by a three-and-half-metre wall.
The wedding is certain to be costly and classy, and will be attended by several sitting and former heads of state who will make up part of the expected 5 000 guests.