Sunday, August 29, 2004

Dead Couple to Be Married

Fri Aug 27,11:15 AM ET
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African man who shot his pregnant fiance dead before killing himself will be posthumously married to her at the weekend.

Police Captain Mohale Ramatseba said David Masenta shot 25-year-old Mgwanini Molomo after a quarrel before turning the gun on himself. But Johannesburg's Sowetan newspaper said family and friends wanted to remember them as a happy couple destined for a happy life together.

The groom's corpse would be dressed in a cream suit and his bride's in a gown for the ceremony, at which a priest in the rural village of Ceres in Limpopo will bless the union before the two are buried, the Sowetan said.

"In African culture, there is no death -- there is merely the separation of body and soul," said cultural expert Mathole Motshekga. "It is also important because the families are married together."

"This does not mean the relationship has irretrievably broken down."


Blogger zgirl said...

A quarel and both ended up dead? Is this how a guy supposed to show his love to her? I don't know ... but I wouldn't want to be married to a guy who killed me!

August 30, 2004 11:50 am  
Blogger Mallard said...

Yeah! Not the kind of relationship I'd be keen on getting involved in myself, either! lol Some 'happy couple'! One quarrel, and BANG! :(

August 30, 2004 9:34 pm  

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