- A man is trending online after he made some controversial statements about the tradition of lobola
- He claims the practice is now a scam to keep men from being productive members of society
- Social media users were divided in their reactions to his post
A man has gone viral on social media after he posted a series of posts explaining why he believes the custom of lobola should be abolished. One of his points included the fact that many women today are not longer virgins. His post was met with mixed reactions from social media users.
Twitter user ShadayaKnight took to social media and said:
"LOBOLA SHOULD BE ABOLISHED. In this day & age, it is a scam. It's just 1 of the many ways man are being ripped off. I'll drop off some key reasons below why lobola is no longer applicable in this modern era"
He went on to say that many women of today are not virgins and technically don't qualify for the full amount. He also added that the rise of feminism is making women difficult to wife because they are no longer submissive.
"IT'S NOW A BUSINESS: In the old days lobola was the UNIFICATION of 2 families, the husband's & the wife's. But now it's all about PROFITEERING. E.g "We educated our daughter" why should they want to be rewarded for educating their own child?"
Many women did not take kindly to some of the points he made. Twitter user leewrites said:
"Lost me at virginity... throw away your phone"
"But your thread is absolute nonsense"
"Well said bro. “You have the wisdom of 10 men.” - Kikuyu proverb"
"People used to have sex long ago still but the money was lowered what has changed is that money is no longer lowered l think that's where his point is. Your point comes off as saying long ago it wasn't men who were breaking virginity"
"Did he get this from men conference cos wow, he's an angry person"
"Tradition is not something you can just break"
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