- A South African social media user has shared how her cousin was asked for what sounded like an unrealistic lobola (bride price)
- Going by the name of @ChinaLikuye on social media, she says the exorbitant lobola demands left her laughing
- The social networking community in Mzansi is in stitches as some questioned what went wrong with the old lobola tradition
As a sign of commitment, South African men are expected to pay lobola for their women but a local social media user is shocked at how much her cousin was 'charged'.
According to @ChinaLikuye, her cousin decided to show his affection for his lover and opted to take the next step, which is paying lobola towards getting married.
However, the social media user says her cousin was asked for an exorbitant price, coupled with live animals. The Twitter user said:
“So, my cousin decided to lobola his long-term girlfriend. When he got there her family wanted 12 cows at R7 000 each and a horse, a live horse. I have to laugh.”
Briefly News takes a look at the comments from Mzansi social networkers who are also amazed and some hilariously responded to the post.
“A horse for what manje (now)?”
@El_Beardo10 joined the conversation:
“Kampane re tlogele (We might as well leave it)... Vat n sit will do just fine.”
“My baby cousin was charged lobola seven walking cows and a horse. They stole all the cows.”
“The more days pass, the more convinced I am that avoiding marriage is not such a bad idea after all.”
@Tumelo0211 joined the chat:
“Lol... What has come of this beautiful tradition though?”
@SibiyaLondi can relate to the asking price:
“My dad would want this, loyababa uyayithanda imali (that man loves money).”
Briefly News previously reported that a South African couple, Samuel Varrie and Tshepiso Mathole, had once again proven that love knows no boundaries.
The mixed-race couple warmed hearts on social media after Varrie posted snaps of their lobola negotiations.
Briefly News learned the couple had the Magadi tradition the past weekend and the negotiations went down smoothly. Mathole's cousin, Kutlwano Otice Mositi, welcomed Varrie to the family with a truly heart-warming photo attached.
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