Veteran broadcaster Maureen Nkandu on Saturday night married Journalist Cosmas Chileshe at a lavish wedding at Lusaka’s Intercontinental Hotel.
The lovebirds started off with a Church blessing ceremony at UNZA chapel that was attended by a few family members and friends.
During the wedding reception, Mr. Chileshe announced that he is going back to Washington D.C with his new wife.
Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji recently announced that Mr Chileshe who serves as First Secretary for Press at the Zambian Embassy in Washington D.C had been recalled.
This was after stories of the relationship hit social media following Mr Chileshe’s divorce.
But Mr Chileshe told the gathering during the wedding reception that as a diplomat, he is not permitted to serve without a wife.
He explained that he was given permission to come and celebrate his marriage in Zambia.
He said the two have known each other for 20 years and after they were introduced by Maureen’s father, the late Fackson Nkandu.
Maureen said the first time Cosmas saw her, he knew she would be his wife one day.
The two love birds sang a popular South African song “Malaika” to one another.
They told a thrilled audience that the song is their favourite.