Preparations are underway at Nkandla homestead for the traditional wedding of Khulubuse Zuma, to his Swaziland princess, Fikisiwe Dlamini, The Mercury reports.
The couple has come full circle Zuma and his fiancée will get married where they met — at Nkandla.
About 5 000 guests, including locals, MPs and cabinet ministers, are expected to attend the open-invitation ceremony.
President Jacob Zuma will also be present.
Although the wedding will take place at Khulubuse’s luxurious home, Zuma’s neighbouring home will also be used.
Fikisiwe is the younger sister of President Jacob’s Swazi fiancée.
Khulubuse met Fikisiwe about 10 years ago when she visited her sister, Princess Sebentile Dlamini, at Nkandla.
The president has yet to marry Sebentile, for whom he paid lobolo in 2002.
The Sunday World reported late last year that the Swazi royal family were getting impatient with Zuma about the delay. Swazi king Mswati III has reportedly put pressure on Zuma to marry his fifth wife.
Khulubuse, 44, proposed in 2005 and paid a relatively small lobolo of 100 head of cattle.
Fikisiwe, 33, is the daughter of Mswati’s brother, Phiwokwakhe Dlamini, who died in 2005.
A lavish ceremony took place at Swazi King Mswati’s Ludzidzini Royal Village outside Mbabane yesterday.