- Former COSATU General Secratary, Zwelinzima Vavi's oldest daughter got married on Thursday
- Vavi expressed his excitement about two of his daughters being married on Twitter
- Twitter produced a mixed response, with some users criticizing Vavi's tweet
Proud father, Zwelinzima Vavi gushed about his first-born daughter tying the knot yesterday. The Former General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) took to Twitter to express his excitement about his daughter’s marriage and shared a photo of himself with the blushing pride and groom after what appeared to be a stunning and emotional wedding ceremony.
The festive season has been extra special for Vavi and his family as another daughter got married on the Day of Reconciliation.
In his latest tweet, Vavi credited his parents, evidently for successfully raising their children, as his seven sisters and four brothers are all happily married.
While Vavi’s post received a lot of love from the Twitter community congratulating the newly-wed couple, not all South Africans on the social media platform were as enthused about Vavi’s declaration.
Many Twitter users expressed disdain that Vavi appeared to consider marriage, particularly women getting married, as an achievement while others acknowledged Vavi’s prerogative to be proud of his daughters.
Whether marriage should be considered an achievement was not the only controversial discussion taking place in the tweet's replies. Twitter users commented on the groom's suit while some users were a bit more radical, reminding Vavi's followers of previous allegations that Vavi had not always treated women with respect.
The comments heated up as some Twitter users expressed their wishes that Vavi's sons-in-law will treat his daughters better than Vavi has allegedly treated women in the past.
Prior to his eldest daughter's wedding, on 18 December, Vavi posted a photo on Twitter of another daughter and her new husband.
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