So-called 'one billion dollar wedding' of South Sudanese couple breaks the Internet

So-called 'one billion dollar wedding' of South Sudanese couple breaks the Internet

- A couple's wedding in South Sudan have caused quite an outrage on social media

- The couple, who are known dignitaries, reportedly spent about a billion dollars on their wedding

- Social media users were furious at the wasteful expenditure

The personal assistant to President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan has reportedly tied the knot with her boo in an extravagant wedding that got people talking on social media.

It was gathered that the lady married someone who also has a link to an ambassador. According to reports, the wedding cost about a billion dollars.

A Twitter user identified as Sudhir Byaruhanga had alleged in a tweet that the decor for the wedding cost 200 million dollars. He also noted that they booked three venues for one week.

South Sudanese couple

One billion dollar wedding of South Sudanese couple gets internet users talking Facebook source: Kipkorir Boniface

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South Sudanese couple

The couple reportedly booked their venue for one week Facebook source: Kipkorir Boniface

Social media users pointed out that the wedding decor money alone was roughly equal to their entire education fees.

Others commented that the wedding expenses was too much when they have people suffering in South Sudan.

Some talked about how the wedding would have been a good business for service providers.

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Weddings are an event people usually spend a lot on, especially when they have the finances for it. People spend on this one special day, splurging on the decoration, venue, cars, gifts, food, entertainment and many more just to make the wedding memorable for the family.

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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za had earlier reported that Saudi Arabian Prince, Sultan Bin Salman, also spent a lot on his wedding to a 25-year-old lady. The 68-year-old prince was reported to have paid 50 million dollars as bride price.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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