12 couples from across the country marked Valentine’s Day by tying the knot on Robben Island today.
A partnership between Robben Island Museum and the Home Affairs Department led 12 couples to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day.
Siyabonga Cwele was in attendance at the mass weddings ceremony, which takes place annually.
The Minister of Home Affairs spoke out against marriages of convenience amongst young South Africans.
Cwele said, "On this important day we have to join hands together and fight the ills of society fight the gender violence fight these fake and fraudulent marriages and fight the exploitation of those women who are poor who are led into these marriage of conveniences."
The couples took the ferry to the island on Thursday morning.
SABC News shared the report via their Facebook page.
Briefly.co.za gathered that many did not support the idea.
Crystal Strydom-Assam said, “Attention seekers. They know it will be publicised.”
Anele Mpono added, “Agh, they gonna divorce within a month or so.”
Stephanus Jesaja Heunis reiterated the point: “Divorce court cases! Bleddie attention seekers!”
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