- Chaka Zulu and Emmah Chanda are the epitome of patience when it comes to dating and marriage
- This can be attributed to the fact that they dated for 11 years and had two children but walked down the aisle a few days ago
- Social media users have, however, faulted the logistician for keeping his journalist fiancée engaged for too long before making things official
After dating for a total of 11 years and becoming parents to two sons aged nine and three, lovebirds Chaka Zulu and Emmah Chanda finally walked down the aisle.
According to Nkani, the two started dating in 2011 and have enjoyed over a decade of inspiring friendship and companionship but had never made it official.
Chaka, a logistician and politician engaged journalist Emmah for 11 years but the two continued living apart until recently.
Lovers share birthdays in November
Details indicate that the wedding took place at the Solwezi Civic Centre after a colorful and delicious traditional food presentation by the bride's family.
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Photos from the African-themed marriage were shared on Facebook by photographer Edwin Mwanza Jr aka Mr Malaiti.
"They exchanged their marital vows and later had a reception luncheon for close friends and family at Kasanshi Hotel in Solwezi," reads the report on Nkani.
Close friends to the groom said the "10th" anniversary celebration has been slated for November as the couple share birthdays.
Facebook users react
Members of the public showered the newlyweds with congratulatory messages for cementing the years of togetherness.
Others, however, faulted the man for keeping the bride too long before making the marriage official.
Hellen Nazyechy Mwandila:
"You dated for 12 years?" Nigerian man marries pretty lady he started dating since 2011, shares cute photos
'Eleven solid years. I'm trying so hard to feel inspired but the ratchet in me is just not having it. Congratulations to them both."
"Keeping someone's daughter for 11 years without marrying her? Mmmm guys no! I hope he paid dowry in full."
"Mmmmm these people really deserve a masters degree not a marriage certificate."
"Eleven years dating with two kids is not bad. My Kenyan friend is in her late 20’s and she has two siblings, her parents tied the knot two weeks ago."
Man marries a lady he met on Facebook
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man was set to marry a lady he met on Facebook.
According to the story, the man saw a comment made by the young lady and followed her into her inbox sometime in May 2022.
They would later start dating and eventually get married in July after two months of meeting.