By Beltha Mokube – Washington DC, USA, Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
A man in Cameroon wedded his longtime partner, Monday November 30, 2020, family sources say the duo has been living together for at least five decades before Monday’s event.
71-year-old Che Nkumchaps Lawrence and 64-year-old Mangwi Esther Che enjoy much love from their youth, one of their family members told National Telegraph, Tuesday.
The 50-year-old cohabitation somewhat first came to an end in 2014 with traditional rites but on Monday, a Mayor honored an invitation at Che’s behest to legalize the union inside the duo’s residence, family sources also confirmed final nuptials will be in church in an unspecified day in 2021.
Family members who converged on the residence of the newlyweds in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé where the unique event occurred described the atmosphere as “full of love and inspiration.”
One of their children immediately connected the event to God and said all things are possible, adding that the mum’s wish was to take the Holy Communion.
“With this she can receive the holy sacrament. …all I want is to see joy on my mum’s face. And I wanna also thank my dad for making it possible,” the reaction reads.
The 20-person event attended mostly by family members and close friends still lifted up spirits despite occurring at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic foils any attempt to invite huge crowds.
The newlyweds have six (6) children, nineteen (19) grandchildren and their first child turns 50 by 2022. Lawrence and Esther from Cameroon’s North West Region are also expecting a first great-grandson by December, according to family contacts.