South African Customs seize Mugabe’s nephew’s daughter’s wedding Dress
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, they say – but not always if you’re a Mugabe or related to one.
Robert Mugabe’s big-spending nephew Philip Chiyangwa nearly saw his daughter’s wedding ruined when South African customs allegedly confiscated her crystal-encrusted dress.
The problem? They thought the crystals were diamonds, apparently.
All that dazzles
Phil Chiyangwa – remember the guy whose bed mysteriously refused to burn? And likes to turn heads. So does his daughter apparently. Stephanie Chiyangwa had ordered a 25-kg crystal-encrusted dress by Elie Saab for her recent wedding to Milroy Sawyer in South Africa, according to Zimbabwe’s Herald.
She very nearly didn’t get to wear it. South African customs “said they needed to send someone who would come and inspect the dress because it weighed 25 kg so they thought it was made of real diamonds that hadn’t been declared,” Ms Chiyangwa told the Herald.
Happily the dress was released in time. Stephanie is a pastor, if you’re asking.