First Lady Grace Mugabe’s son Russell Goreraza is expected to tie the knot today (Saturday) at a private ceremony in Harare.
At least a thousand invited guests will today make their way to the magnificent outdoor wedding venue, RainTree, in the outlying upmarket suburb of Umwinsidale for the ceremony.
We were unable to establish the identity of the bride up to the time of going to press yesterday.
Russell is Grace’s son from a previous marriage with Stanely Goreraza, an Air Force of Zimbabwe pilot, who is now believed to be a top Zimbabwean diplomat based in China.
Sources close to events have revealed that the First Lady has been so excited about the wedding that on the day of the bride’s kitchen tea party last Saturday, she joined other ladies in dance until the wee hours of the night.
During the course of the week a NewsDay crew managed to sneak a glimpse at part of the wedding preparations at RainTree.
Workers were busy fixing Langhorne Road leading to the exclusive venue where tents, as white as snow, had already been pitched.
Among those present at the venue that day were the groom, Russell, his step-brother Chatunga Mugabe, the President’s last-born and a lady who appeared to be the bride.
The wedding coordinator, Gill Harrison, confirmed she was preparing a special wedding for the First Family.
“I am very busy preparing a wedding for the First Family that will cater for a thousand people so I’m not able to attend to other clients until it is over,” said Harrison.