A Tanzanian politician has raised eyebrows after he decided to tie the knot with his 25-year-old lover at the age of 73.
Juma Kapuya, the former parliamentarian at Urambo constituency, wedded his youthful lover on Sunday, February 17, in a low-key yet lavish ceremony.
Photos and videos accessed by Briefly.co.za showed the odd couple exchanging vows in front of a lively crowd as Juma said 'I do' to one Mwajuma Mwiniko in the ceremony which was held in line with Muslim customs.
A number of online users weighed in on the wedding, with some surprisingly saying it was fully within the moral standards especially since Mwajuma was an adult capable of making sound choices on her life.
There is, however, one peculiar way to look at the marriage which would perhaps place things in perspective a little.
When Juma's bride was born, he was two years shy of clocking 50 and was en route to becoming a member of the National Executive Council of the then governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party.
He went on to hold that position for eight years and was then appointed minister of defense and national service.
His is not a very strange union particularly in an African setting as stories had previously being reported of a number of weddings involving old men popularly refereed to as 'sponsors' or 'blessers' and youthful women.
Prominent and controversial Uasin Gishu businessman 84-year-old Jackson Kibor, divorced his wife of 51 years in the most confounding circumstances and went on to express his desire to remarry. He settled for a younger woman.
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