- Khusela Diko, the presidential spokesperson, was a victim of lobola theft near the end of last year
- The 24 cattle he paid as lobola for her and were stolen while grazing on land in Mthatha
- The cattle have since been recovered and the suspected stock thieves arrested
The presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko, is the latest victim of stock theft in the Eastern Cape.
Diko's 24 cattle, which was used to pay lobola for her as new bride, was stolen in Mthatha. Diko's family was also paid an undisclosed amount of money as part of lobola.
The family is deeply disappointed and very angered by the theft. According to a report by SowetanLIVE, the family is dismayed by the 'heartless livestock thieves who do not respect lobola and do not fear the wrath of the ancestors'.
Khusela's, whose maiden name is Sangoni, is a princess of AbaThembu of the Nobetha royal clan. Briefly.co.za gathered that her family rules over several villages in Qokolweni.
The cattle were on nearby land, grazing, when they were stolen barely 2 weeks after the wedding on 27 December.
One of the bride's uncles, Nkosi Sangoni, said the family is happy that the cattle have been recovered and the suspected thieves arrested.
South Africans always manage to see the funny side of things and this was no exception:
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