A bride and other guests at a wedding ceremony were left in shock after the groom failed to show up for the exchange of marital vows in church.
Now the man is blaming his absence on the devil.
Speaking with Amani Newspaper in Tanzania, the groom Samuel John Mwakalobo, said that he did not make his way to church to exchange wedding vows with his fiancée, Given Michael Mgaya, because the devil made him to snub the function.
The wedding was scheduled to take place in Mbeya area of the city and thereafter, a reception was to follow at Mkapa Conference Center.
“Families of either party are divided over the man’s behaviour. When the groom was asked why he snubbed his wedding, he did not give a concrete reason. Earlier, he had shown every sign of cooperation. I think he’d come across unappealing information (about the bride) that made him change his mind,” a source told Amani newspaper.
But when the media reached the groom for comment, he said someone must have bewitched him to snub his own wedding, maintaining he dearly loves his fiancee.
“I blame the devil for what transpired. I don’t know how my partner perceived my action. Honestly. I love her only; there’s no other woman who can take her place in my heart.”
A source said the man has apologised for his action, and is currently in good terms with his woman.