Zuma wishes Wittstock well

2011-07-01 17:21
Pretoria - South African President Jacob Zuma has sent the nation's good wishes to its former swimming champ Charlene Wittstock as she prepared to marry Monaco's Prince Albert II, his office said Friday.

"On behalf of government and the people of South Africa, the president wishes the couple well with their nuptials and their life together as man and wife, and extends good wishes to Ms Wittstock in particular, as she prepares to assume royal responsibilities," the presidency said in a statement.

Zuma is attending the African Union summit in Equatorial Guinea this week, but sent Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk to represent his government at the wedding, the statement said.

Wittstock and Albert will hold a civil service on Friday, followed by a very public Catholic religious ceremony on Saturday, which will be broadcast live on South African television.


  • LBS - 2011-07-01 17:35

    Ek hoop Kortbroek het 'n langbroek!

  • tachiona - 2011-07-01 17:53

    congrats zimbabwean girl..we are proud of you''.

      rams - 2011-07-05 11:08

      Zimbabwean gil. Are there white in in Zimbabwean or only the Tokolses Mugabeans.

  • domkop - 2011-07-01 19:57

    Who is picking up the tab for the minister's transport, accommodations & whatever else? All this at taxpayers' expense. I for one, he is not representing me. This is surely a union between two grown-ups & its got stuff-all do with us.Will we be privy to the 'action' as well?

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 01:10

      Strange that they send a white guy. Perhaps the invite read: No thieves allowed.

  • Mikus - 2011-07-02 06:16

    "Zuma wishes Wittstock well" - no doubt a call she was waiting up for all night, oh well, at least her life is now complete..

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