- There are many South African traditions that make the people who they are
- One such tradition is lobola - something that has been done for ages
- However, as times move on, many people feel that this particular tradition should be left in the past
Lobola is a part of South African life and culture. It is deeprooted in who we are as a people and has been done since we can remember.
However, we live in modern times and many people feel that there's no place for traditions like lobola.
Social media users had a discussion about lobola recently and it seems that more and more peeps are convinced lobola is unnecessary.
Briefly.co.za gathered that it is not only the men, who have to fork out thousands, who don't like the idea. Even women feel they shouldn't be put on sale and no monetary value should be placed on them.
Check out what some Twitter users had to say as the discussion around lobola continued:
"I refused to let my husband pay lobola for me. I kid you not, my grandfather and uncles didn’t show up to my wedding. Stay mad! I’m not for sale!"
"You grew up in an RDP house, Never paid school fees. You were also dependent on social grants & feeding schemes. After you became a teen, you'd run away from home practically being raised by blessers. But when a guy wants to marry you, your parents demand lobola for raising you?"
"Imagine logging on to Twitter as a black person and disrespecting protocol that is Lobola in front of all these internet strangers just to sound woke and further embarrassing yourself showing us how deep your lack of cultural identity runs. Super embarrassing to say the least."
"We are Africans, there are certain things that will never make any sense in a Western World. Lobola is at the most the forming of bonds, it comes from the Man side because the woman is taken to the Man’s family and accepted as a child of their own."
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