New Zimbabwe (London)

Zimbabwe: Mugabes Hire Koffi Olomide for Bona's Wedding

Photo: Koffi Olomide/Facebook
Koffi Olomide

CONGOLESE musician Koffi Olomide will be one of the top entertainers at the wedding of the First Daughter Bona Mugabe in Harare on Saturday as the Mugabe's pull all the stops for their beloved daughter's big day.

Bona ties the knot with pilot husband Simba Chikore.

Olomide jetted into the country together with the President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday evening as the veteran leader returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo where he attended a Comesa summit.

The musician, according to sources, has been invited by First Lady Grace Mugabe, who is said to be a huge fan of rhumba music.

Details however remain still sketchy due to the level of security surrounding the wedding that is scheduled for the family's plush home in Borrodale Brook.

The wedding comes after a glitzy bridal shower held for Bona at Iron Mask Farm in Mazoe last weekend.

'Royal' wedding ... Bona Mugabe and Simba Chikore at President Mugabe's birthday party

On Wednesday it was reported that the Mugabes were hiring top of the range vehicles for use at the wedding which is expected to be attended by several leaders from all over the world.

Several trucks also drove into the country earlier this month with furniture to be used at the event.

The wedding is reported to have cost ratepayers over a million in sprucing up infrastructure that includes roads.

It also comes just a week after another expensive party for Mugabe as the nation celebrated his 90th birthday at a function held at Rudhaka Stadium on Sunday.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 New Zimbabwe. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.

InFocus

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Daughter Weds

Simba Chikore weds Bona Mugabe.

President Robert Mugabe's daughter, Bona, 24, wed in a lavish ceremony held at the family's private home in Borrowdale. Read more »

Congolese Musician to Perform At Bona Mugabe's Wedding

Koffi Olomide

Popular rhumba artist Koffi Olomide was reportedly invited by Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, who is said to be a huge fan of rhumba music. Read more »