Basetsana Kumalo feels women should have a say in negotiating lobola

Basetsana Kumalo feels women should have a say in negotiating lobola

- Although lobola is still seen as a very important tradition, many people have new feelings about it

- More and more people want women to have more say in lobola negotiations since it plays such a big role in their lives

- TV personality and local icon, Basetsana Kumalo, feels women should be more involved and have a seat at the table

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South Africans are moving on with modern times and with it are their beliefs. Traditions like lobola are still a very important part of South African lives, but the views on this age-old tradition are changing.

People like Mzansi icon and TV personality, Basetsana Kumalo, feel that women's role in the negotiation of lobola should be more prominent.

TimesLIVE reports that Basetsana has been part of the negotiations of lobola for a ''daughter of her heart".

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It seems this is the third time Basetsana is part of something that is normally reserved for men only.

"I love our culture, I love our roots, I love our customs, I love our tradition, I love the beauty of two families coming together as one. This morning I had the true honour of being uNozakuzaku, for lobola negotiations for one of the #DaughtersOfMyHeart Lethabo Zana Ndala... representing the Ndala family as the Nkosi family brought us izinkomo."

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Basetsana felt during this event that women need to be brought into the room during such important occasions.

"Being the only woman in the room of 11 men was a stark reminder that women need to be brought into the room and at the table at such important occasions that determine the future of our children."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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