POMP and fanfare ended in tears when the grooma��s father collapsed and died soon after presenting his gift at a wedding ceremony.
The wedding which was held on Good Friday later turned into a funeral as they mourned the grooma��s father.
The now deceased only identified as Moyo reportedly died soon after blessing his sona��s marriage and presenting his gift.
The incident left Bulawayoa��s Old Lobengula residents in shock.
A neighbour who spoke on condition of anonymity said: a�?As residents we were shocked when we heard about the incident.
a�?It was at the wedding during gift presentation when he collapsed and died.a�?
The source revealed that the incident disturbed wedding proceedings as people were no longer in a celebratory mood.
a�?We understand he was ferried to hospital and was declared dead upon arrival disturbing the wedding mood.
a�?The same house where we knew there was a wedding, there was later a funeral gathering and Moyo was buried on Easter Monday,a�? said the source.
When B-Metro visited the Moyo family to find out what had transpired, the elders confirmed the incident.
a�?It is true, our brother died at his sona��s wedding, but we only came to Bulawayo when we heard about his death so better talk to his wife and children as they have first hand information.a�?
Moyoa��s children refused to discuss the issue with the media.