When I first met Owen at his office, he had forgotten that we had a meeting and kept me waiting for 45 minutes. Usually I would not have waited that long but something kept me in my seat and I’m glad I waited. Zakithi+Owen met after the Soweto Derby, a very important soccer match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates, but it was not love at first sight. In fact Zakithi says Owen looked a little lost and seemed a little snobbish and out of mind he went. Owen says he dialled her number by mistake but I think it took Owen a few months to pluck up the courage to call Zakithi and when he eventually did, he called her by the wrong name and it took the go-ahead from Gugu, who would eventually plan the wedding, to get him that first date. Zakithi loves that spending time with Owen is so effortless and they can speak about anything and everything. Owen on the other hand loves that she is a God-fearing woman whose patience and kindness has seen them through the toughest of times.
Four, yes four, romantic proposals later, they chose to get married at the Red Ivory Lodge in Hartebeespoort, with its beautiful mountainous backdrop and chapel in the trees. Not even the sun with all its might rays could put a dampener on the day. The ceremony was my the highlight of the day. Hymns of praise filled the skies as two people affirmed their love for each other in front of family, friends and most importantly, their son Thando. The reception was no different, it was all love and you know you’re in the company of people who love you when they sing your first dance song when the sound system starts acting up.
Zakithi and Owen, you have walked a long road to get to this point and may your union be blessed always!
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