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Drama as polygamous groom’s wife interrupts wedding and asks priest to stop the wedding ceremony

By Mason White 6:13 PM October 6, 2014
The couple (left) Thobile Cele causing chaos (right) 

By: Wayne Morin
A man decided to marry the love of his life before divorcing his first wife.

However, that did not go over well with his wife, with whom he shares a two-year-old son.

The bride and groom of South Africa, decided to keep the plans of the wedding secret. They informed family and friends of their weekend wedding on Friday.

Somehow, the man’s first wife learned about the wedding and decided to show up.

When the pastor asked if anyone was opposed to the marriage of Richard Cele, 39, and Fikile Dube,29, the first wife spoke up.

Thobile Cele, 29, interrupted the wedding, which took place in an open field in Umbilo Park, south of Durban on Saturday.

Thobile directly addressed the pastor and showed him a marriage certificate, which shows that she was married to Richard.

“Sorry pastor, but this marriage is unlawful and cannot continue,” said Thobile. Chaos erupted at the wedding and the pastor tried to calm the situation.

Since the wedding was ceremonial rather than legally binding, the pastor said that it was up to Richard to decide if the wedding should continue. The humiliated groom announced that the wedding will go on.

Richard said that he has since filed for divorce from his first wife.