- President Cyril Ramaphosa's son will be marrying the love of his life later this year
- Lobolo negotiations have gone well and a price of 5 goats and 5 cows have been decided upon
- Andile and Bridget also have a baby girl together and Andile will have to give a goat in addition to the dowry as a fee for having the child out of wedlock
President Ramaphosa's son, Andile, will be marrying his partner of 10 years later this year.
Ramaphosa's dowry price may have been rejected according to social media rumours, but the union of the two families will go ahead.
Andile Rmaphosa and Bridget Birungi Rwakairu will be married later this year.
If the rumours are to be believed, president Ramaphosa has offered a dowry price of 100 cows for the niece of Ugandan presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi, but this was rejected. The reason for the rejection? "It is dehumanising to women and that daughters should not be equated to a mere animal."
Although it is traditional that a dowry be paid to the family of a woman, it is also inspiring to see that women are valued despite, or rather, along with these traditions.
But is has been settled that Andile will be paying 5 cows and 5 goats in lobolo for his fiancée.
The traditional ceremony of okushaba - asking for marriage - took place this weekend and was attended by friends and close family.
The honorary Concul of Hungary in Uganda - Gordon Wavamuno, Ugandan businessman Charles Mbiire - also spokesperson for the Ramaphosa family - and businessman Amos Nzeyi were among those attending the ceremony.
The ceremony proceedings were led by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda, a close friend of the bride's family.
President Ramaphosa's future daughter-in-law grew up in the Kigezi region in Western Uganda.
The official discussions didn't last more than 20 minutes and an agreement was found that pleased both families.
Everyone is happy with the lobolo of nothing more than 5 cows and 5 goats, a token of appreciation from Andile to his future bride's family.
Andile and Bridget have an adorable 2 month old baby girl together, but because the girl was born out of wedlock, Andile will have to pay a fine for fathering the girl before marriage. The fine is one goat.
Andile and his mother Hope Ramaphosa appeared for the lobolo announcement but Andile was not a part of the negotiations himself.
One more traditional ceremony needs to happen - the okuhingira. During this ceremony Andile will be introduced to Bridget's family.
The official wedding will be happening later in the year.
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