Economic Freedom Fighters Deputy president married his long time sweetheart Siphesihle Pezi in a traditional wedding two months ago at Mahosini village outside Malamulele in Limpopo.
She was recently employed by the ANC in Parliament and news of her wedding to Shivambu set tongues wagging including that of EFF leader Julius Malema.
EFF leaders Julius Malema and Dali Mpofu as well as former Limpopo MEC David Masondo and former ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola were among the guests, along with the Vhavenda King Mphephu Ramabulana.
Media personality Given Mkhari was the MC.
Guests were asked not to take photos of the glowing couple.
Seemingly aware of the controversy around Shivambu and his bride’s political affiliation, Malema said:
“We as the EFF can’t bar Floyd or any member of the EFF to marry ANC members.
“If we bar Floyd then we will have a problem. We might lose him. We believe that all parties are African parties. To the Shivambu family, I thank you because the boy you gave us now has returned as a man.
“Floyd, you must look after this lady. We don’t want divorce. In the EFF we also don’t promote polygamy. One wife and one husband If you divorce this lady, we won’t come and even the family must not come, you must go to the magistrate and sign on your own.”
Malema also had a message for the bride.
“To the lady, Floyd also has a family which is the EFF, so sometimes he will be forced to go to meetings at night. There are some of the meetings that our wives must not question.”
King Ramabulana wished the newlyweds best wishes:
“To you Floyd and makoti, we wish you all the best in your new journey You must look after that lady and love her.”