Maskandi singer swept off his feet

Mhlaba Memela

Mhlaba Memela

Women can now kiss their chances goodbye of striking it lucky with roving charmer maskandi musician Mandlenkosi "Shwi" Ntombela.

Ntombela has tied the knot with Nonjabulo Mncube on Saturday.

Multi music awards winner Ntombela and Mncube married in a two-part wedding ceremony - a white wedding and a traditional one.

Rural Nyanyadu in Dundee district, northern KwaZulu-Natal, came alive whens thousands of people descended on the place to attend the wedding.

Ntombela looked cold during the entire session of the white wedding in his black-and-white striped designer suit next to his wife Mncube.

The couple and their guests danced to a maskandi song in the marquee, where lunch was served.

He looked introverted and amazed while his music partner, Mtekhala, who was his best man, buzzed like a bee.

But the traditional wedding came as a reli ef to Ntombela after he put on his ibheshu (traditional attire).

He jumped into his yard carrying a spear and shield, while people sang Umshini Wami, tailor-made to suit the occasion.

He came out of his stylish home flanked by local warriors to meet his wife. Mncube and her bridesmaids had also changed into a traditional attire.

Nonjabulo danced for her in-laws and the local people as is the custom.

The couple did not dive any speeches or vote of thanks since it was truly a traditional affair.

But Ntombela's fellow musicians were conspicuously absent - not even a single executive from his recording company, Bula Music, attended.

However, hordes of people from surrounding areas and from as far as Gauteng attended the ceremony.