“I’m terribly indignant” says Hans Bonte (Flemish socialist), Mayor of Vilvoorde. “Who gets the idea to do something like this in times like these? I hope those responsible for organising this party and the proprietor who rented out the venue are made to face their responsibility.”
Carol Vercarre of Halle-Vilvoorde prosecutors: “Charge sheets were issued to all those present. Later it will be decided who is fined and who will face summary justice and a swift day in court”.
Practically all those present hailed from outside the municipality on the outskirts of Brussels. Some guests had travelled to Belgium especially for the party. All risk a fine if not worse.
The African wedding party was held at La Hacienda in the Kassei district of Vilvoorde.