Bona's wedding: What to learn

EDITOR — While several people would be awestruck by the amount Bona is likely to make from wedding gifts or the lavishness of the event itself, perhaps a few can spare a thought for the purpose and significance of the whole event.

Bona is a very prominent figure in the country — being President Robert Mugabe’s daughter.

The likelihood of Bona being in the spotlight for anything she does is as high as the possibility of a hen’s ability to lay eggs.

She is in the spotlight and is expected to be a role model for several other girls all over the world.

The most profound lesson we learn from Bona’s wedding is that she is not just wedding for her family but also for her country, religion, clan and race.

While it is true that we as Africans have embraced the white’s culture and have accepted their practices as a defining feature of our own customs — it is also salient to point out that it is respectable for an African to have a white wedding because white people made that a very important part of our culture.

Therefore, since society’s opinion of Bona’s wedding translates to its perspective on the first family, she had no choice but to save face and do “the right thing”.

I have spoken to many people about their opinion on issues like weddings, birthday parties, Christmas and engagement parties and have concluded that they are the kind of things that if you do not do them, others may draw unfavourable conclusions about you and your family.

A great thinker once said “life is an eternal compromise.” I didn’t understand this back then but in light of the present subject — it suddenly struck me that the majority of the things we are admired for by society, are intrinsically linked to our ability to sacrifice and compromise.

What Bona did is truly exemplary — at least  in the eyes of society.

Sofa Coach

Comments (5)

Well done Bona. My family and I want to wish you a happy married life. I only wish that the young from the rich and famous would emulate what you have done. God bless. Mukuwasha look after our daughter.


The other observation is the first family is catholic. In terms of our faith, a wedding is a sacrament given by Jesus himself throgh a priest. A catholic woman who lives with a man or a catholic man who lives with a woman without the sacrament of matrimony is commiting adultery. So I join you to congulatulate Bona for respecting her faith and being examplary. I wish her a happy marriage which should be guided by God every time. She should continue to pray like mbuya Bona and bring her family in a christian manner. Makoroko Bona waita zvakanaka watidanisa. Vana vedu vachafarirawo Sakaramente remuchato pachiroma

Martha - 6 March 2014

Was this Simba single at 37? I doubt. He must have been snatched from someone. People here in Gweru say they know his wife

NDAGAYA MANJE - 7 March 2014

Well done Bona she showed dignity as a African woman wedding first & have sex after and make many kids as she likes in future.

Linda Sarmento - 18 March 2014

Chakanaka chakanaka! Congrats and bless ur marriage Bona. God bless isu vamwe too that want the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony!

Shingi - 16 April 2014

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