- Ayanda Borotho recently took to Instagram to educate people about lobola
- The actress elaborated on the origins of paying lobola and how it has become commercialised
- Ayanda, who is also an author, routinely schools her followers on culture and tradition
Isibaya actress Ayanda Borotho recently took to Instagram to teach people more about how lobola originated.
She explained that, in our cultural history, lobola was a way of showing gratitude and not used to put a price tag on a woman's value.
She said, "Lobolo was a way of honouring and showing gratitude to a man that had raised you a wife. A wife who would build you a home and give you children, and expand your family."
"The men of that time understood a woman's value. Women were held in high esteem and were respected.”
Ayanda explained that the arrival of white settlers on African soil let to lobola being monetised and looked at more so as a transaction than something symbolic.
The actress, who is also an author, said lobola being monetised has led to the objectification of women.
Check out her full explanation below:
Briefly.co.za reported that Ayanda does not believe in polygamy and had some choice words for what she saw on the controversial show on that explores the practice called Mnakwethu.
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