Former Prime Minister Rt hon Amama Mbabazi is set to become an in-law at the Mahlamba Ndlopfu, the home of the new President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa.
Mbabazi’s niece, Ms. Bridget Birungi Rwakairu who he raised after her father was killed in the 1980s, will soon be exchanging vows with the South African first son, Mr. Andile Ramaphosa, Mbabazi’s family announced yesterday.
The wedding will be preceded by a traditional function known as “Okushaba” which will be held this weekend at Mbabazi’s home on Saturday.
36-year-old Bridget Birungi Rwakairu is daughter to Shadrack Rwakairu and Peace Ruhindi.
Rwakairu was murdered in 1983 by UNLA soldiers just five years into his marriage with Mrs Ruhindi.
In a statement, Mbabazi revealed that he and his wife will be giving away their daughter, on Saturday 19th May 2018 at 10 Nyonyi Gardens Kololo, at Rt Hon Amama Mbabazi’s residence.
Bridget holds a post-graduate degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Beijing University of Science and Technology.
She also holds a BSc (Environmental Engineering) from Beijing Jiaotong University.
She attended Nyakisoroza Primary School, Nyakishenyi (Rukungiri) before joining Nabbingo Primary School (Wakiso) where she completed her PLE.
She completed her O’ level at Gayaza High School and her A’ level at Makerere College School.
The wedding to the South African first son, is expected “later this year.”
The Ramaphosa family is said to have a strong attachment to Uganda.
The South African President owns dozens of Ankole cattle which he purchased from President Yoweri Museveni back in 2004.
Facing tight animal transfer restrictions from his home country, he moved the 43 Ankole cows from Museveni and shipped them to Ol Pejeta in Kenya, where they were quarantined.
The cows were artificially inseminated, and the embryos flushed after seven days and sent to South Africa. Here they were transferred to cows, which were then quarantined for two months. Today, there are approximately 100 Ankole breeding cows on his Ntaba Nyoni farm.