Minister’s wedding to 23-year-old ‘breaks’ social media

Social media went crazy over the past few days after the mature Matabeleland North Provincial Affairs minister, Cain Mathema, wed his young bride last week.

By Jeffrey Muvundusi

A member of President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu PF, Mathema — who turns 70 on January 25 next year — last Thursday exchanged vows with Diana Bathabetsoe Nare, 23, at the pair’s well-attended wedding which was held at the Southerton Comfort Lodge in Bulawayo.

In addition to lighting up social media, the wedding has also become the talk of the town in the City of Kings, as well as in Tsholotsho — where Mathema hails from — primarily because of the age difference between the couple and how they met.

The lovebirds are said to have met at Bulawayo’s Mhlahlandlela Government Complex in 2014, where Mathema operates from, and where the bride had come for her industrial attachment.

“I attended both the wedding and the reception. Both the events attracted a huge crowd. The age factor was the main agenda of discussion among even those who turned up to witness the event,” a neighbour of the minister told the Daily News yesterday.

In 2009, Mathema was dragged before the Tsholotsho Magistrate’s Court for maintenance after he had allegedly impregnated and entered into a customary union with his then wife’s 20-year-old domestic worker.

In a video clip that has been shared widely on social media over the past few days, a gregarious Mathema is seen dancing very energetically with his new better half.

Mathema joins a distinguished list of Mugabe’s team, who include the nonagenarian himself, who have wedded youthful women.

Mugabe, who turns 93 in February next year, married powerful First Lady Grace Mugabe in 1996, with the age difference between the two being 42 years.

Just before he died, former Foreign Affairs minister Stanley Mudenge, had started living with a 21-year-old woman.

Similarly, the late former Health minister, Herbert Ushewokunze, was said to have sired more than 15 children with different young women. Daily News

Related Posts
YouTube’s release of ‘The Interview’ a chance to show off paid video chops
SAN FRANCISCO  - Google Inc's decision to screen Sony Pictures' film "The Interview" may help legitimize its YouTube platform as a serious rival to paid video streaming services, Netflix and ...
READ MORE
YouTube to release kids app next week
YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google Inc's ...
READ MORE
Candy Crush(ed): Zuckerberg pledges to halt Facebook game invitations
Speaking at a question and answer session in India, Facebook founder says he will find a solution to the problem of annoying game notifications. It’s up there as one of the ...
READ MORE
Facebook makes changes to its Trending news feature, removes descriptions
Social media giant Facebook, in an effort to address accusations of bias, has announced that it will almost entirely depend on software to determine what appears on users' Trending news ...
READ MORE
WhatsApp exposes affair: Man cheats with uncle’s wife
A LEAKED romantic WhatsApp conversation has exposed a city man's illicit affair with his uncle's wife. Cleophas Mabvanure of Warren Park D is now at odds with his South Africa based ...
READ MORE
U.S. military Twitter feed hacked, apparently by IS sympathizers
WASHINGTON - The Twitter feed for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East was hacked on Monday by people claiming sympathy to the Islamic State militant ...
READ MORE
Supa sets the law for internet spying
Information Communication Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira has submitted the draft National Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy document, which when signed by President Robert Mugabe, will tighten government’s grip on cyberspace ...
READ MORE
Microsoft’s market value tops $500 billion again after 17 years
Microsoft Corp's market capitalization topped $500 billion for the first time since 2000 on Friday, after the technology giant's stock rose following another quarter of results that beat Wall Street's expectations. Shares ...
READ MORE
U.S. tells consumers to stop using fire-prone Samsung phones
SEOUL/NEW YORK - A U.S. government safety agency on Friday urged all consumers to stop using Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which are prone to catch fire, and top airlines globally ...
READ MORE
An Apple store is seen in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Shares of Apple dropped below $90 on Thursday for the first time since 2014 as Wall Street worried about slow demand ahead of the anticipated launch of a new iPhone ...
READ MORE
YouTube’s release of ‘The Interview’ a chance to
YouTube to release kids app next week
Candy Crush(ed): Zuckerberg pledges to halt Facebook game
Facebook makes changes to its Trending news feature,
WhatsApp exposes affair: Man cheats with uncle’s wife
U.S. military Twitter feed hacked, apparently by IS
Supa sets the law for internet spying
Microsoft’s market value tops $500 billion again after
U.S. tells consumers to stop using fire-prone Samsung
Apple falls below $90 as iPhone worries fester

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Recovering from memory loss, Kanye West focuses on fashion comeback

14th February 2017 Staff Reporter 0

NEW YORK – Two months after being hospitalized for exhaustion and still recovering from memory loss, Kanye West is expected to make his first major public appearance at New York Fashion Week, his producer revealed. West, […]