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By on 06 May 2013 at 13:45 · Comments
Two hundred guests, two private planes, a lavish ceremony at Sun City; topped off with lots of controversy - the Gupta wedding has had the country enthralled over the past week.

Two hundred guests, two private planes, a lavish ceremony at Sun City; topped off with lots of controversy - the Gupta wedding has had the country enthralled over the past week.

The wedding guest list included Indian and South African celebrities as well as government officials.

President Jacob Zuma was invited but didn't attend as he had other commitments. However, his nephew, Khulubuse Zuma, did attend the multimillion rand wedding.

The Guptas, who reportedly have strong political connections, pulled out all the stops to ensure Vega Gupta and Aakash Jahajgarhi's wedding was one not to be missed.

Despite all the careful detail put into the big day, it was marred with controversy.  Allegations of sexual assault and racism made headlines.

 

(Above: Guests arrive for the wedding)

The City Press reported that a male guest was accused of assaulting a masseuse in his Cascades hotel room.

Black resort staff told the newspaper they were discriminated against.

A Gupta security officer allegedly told waiters they would bring towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste for them to use before serving guests.

(Above: Jacob Zuma's nephew, Khulubuse, was one of the guests)

While most of the guests have left the country, the debate over their landing at Waterkloof Air Force Base rages on.

It seems South Africans will be talking about the wedding for weeks to come.

(Above: The Gupta helicopter approaching the helipad at Sun City.)

(Above: The wedding venue at Sun City.)

(Above: The lavish ceremony.)

(Above: Guests were treated to a fireworks display.)

(Above: Police vehicles at the wedding of Vega Gupta, daughter of one of the Gupta sisters on Friday.)

(Above: Staff working at the reception venue.)

(Above: The Gupta's aircraft at international departures Terminal A at OR Tambo International Airport.)

(Above: Guests from the Gupta Wedding at international departures Terminal A at OR Tambo International Airport on Friday.)

(Photos: Gallo Images)

 

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