According to social media reports, a 73-year-old politician has raised eyebrows after he decided to tie the knot with his 25-year-old lover despite the big age difference.
Juma Kapuya, the former parliamentarian at Urambo constituency in Tanzania, wedded his youthful lover on Sunday, February 17, in a low-key yet lavish ceremony graced by family and friends.
Photos and videos posted online shows the couple exchanging vows in front of a lively crowd as Juma said ‘I Do’ to one Mwajuma Mwiniko in the ceremony which was held in line with Muslim customs.
Internet users have reacted to the marriage differently, with some saying the girl has the right to choose whomever she wants to marry since she is above 18.
Others opposed to the marriage said that when Juma’s bride was born, he was two years shy of clocking 50 and was en route to becoming a member of the Tanzanian National Executive Council of the then governing Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party.
Waziri wa zamani wa serikali ya awamu ya nne, Prof. Juma Athumani Kapuya, leo tarehe 17.02.2019 amefunga ndoa mpya huko wilayani Urambo~Tabora. Bi harusi ana unri wa miaka 25!
*Hii sijaweza kuithibitisha kikamilifu. Ila video inaonyesha zaidi!*
— Jeff Msangi (@msangijeff) February 17, 2019