ORLANDO Pirates goalkeeper Brighton Mhlongo’s friends and family were worried that his wedding would not take place after he was bust for speeding on Friday.

Sources close to the soccer star say he was driving at 173km/h on the Golden Highway in Joburg because he was rushing to prepare for his traditional wedding, which was to take place the following day.


Brighton married Dimakatso Mareme in a traditional ceremony held in block C of Mabopane, Tshwane, on Saturday.

“We all thought the ceremony would be cancelled.

“Fortunately, he was released on the same day of his arrest and everyone was relieved,” said the source.

Another source said the wedding was attended by some of his teammates, including Patrick Phungwayo, Menzi Masuku and Oupa Manyisa.

According to a close friend, Brighton is very happy about the big step in his life.

“His teammate, Lehlohonolo Majoro will throw him the mother of all bachelor parties ahead of his white wedding,” said the friend.

Daily Sun tried to phone Brighton but he could not be reached by the time of the paper going to print.

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