Pondo prince obeys his king's command

06 November 2011 - 04:49 By Mandla Zulu

AMAPONDO Prince Sizakele Ndamase hosted a royal feast at his wedding in the Eastern Cape yesterday.

The wedding of Malebo Madikologa to Prince Sizakele Ndamase Picture: TEBOGO LETSIE
The wedding of Malebo Madikologa to Prince Sizakele Ndamase Picture: TEBOGO LETSIE

The nuptials come just two months after Amapondo King Ndamase Ndamase, 28, ordered more than 50 eligible traditional leaders in his titanium-rich monarchy to find wives.

More than 600 guests poured into maMpondomiseni Great Place near Libode to celebrate the royal affair.

Among the guests were UDM leader Bantu Holomisa; Chief Phathekile Holomisa, the president of the Congress of Traditional Leaders; and several representatives from other royal households around South Africa.

Four large white marquees were erected on the palace grounds and, after exchanging vows, the 43-year old prince and his new bride, Malebo Madikologa, 39, cut their four-tier cake.

The groom said he decided to tie the knot after the king approached the traditional leaders in the kingdom.

The kingdom has more than two million subjects and stretches from Port St Johns to the Mthatha River in Mthatha.

The prince added: "I hope my wedding will inspire other men in the monarchy."

Royal family spokesman Prince Mlamuli Ndamase said several other traditional leaders were scheduled to tie the knot soon.

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