A bride died mysteriously on her wedding day and rather than cancel the event as expected, the groom proceeded to a ‘solo wedding’ ceremony in the presence of hundreds of guests at the beautifully decorated venue.
Despite the unfortunate incident, the 43 year-old grrom, Fana Maphumulo, swore his undying love for his late wife-to-be on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Kloof Civic Centre, Durban, South Africa.
The deceased, Nana Mkhize died an hour before the scheduled wedding time, according to reports.
She was said to have told Fana that she had dreamt she would die on her wedding day, but the couple didn’t take much notice of the dream and moved on with their wedding plans.
The deceased, who is from G section in Umlazi, south Durban, South Africa, was reportedly admitted to the hospital the day before her wedding,complaining of feeling weak.
But amazingly, Fana from Hammersdale, west of Durban, South Africa, stood strong, continued with the wedding ceremony and asked the pastor to pray as he placed both rings on his finger.
The couple had reportedly been in a relationship for more than 20 years. They both have four kids and had been planning the wedding for many years before the tragic incident on their wedding day.
The bereaved man said: “I spoke to her in the afternoon. She was lying in hospital but she promised she’d be with me on our big day.
“I also called her on Saturday morning. She didn’t answer but I didn’t think anything was wrong because her condition wasn’t critical.
“But at about 9am, an hour before the wedding, I received a terrible call.
“I was told that my wife had died. I was shocked and devastated.
“I cried but I told the pastor to continue with the ceremony anyway.”
Their eldest daughter, Samkelisiwe Maphumulo (23), said she lost a loving mum.
“She made sure we never went to bed on empty stomachs. I still can’t believe she’s dead.”
The best man, Mfanufikile Mhlongo (43), confirmed that Fana and Nana could have been married a long time before.
He said: “He worked hard to make their wedding day a success. He worked at car washes and sometimes drove taxis.
“I was glad that their wedding day had finally come but I’m shocked by the way it ended. “Life is not fair.”
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