Man shares how in laws gave back lobola so he and wifey can start life

- A young South African man recently took to Twitter to share how generous his in-laws have been with him and his new wife

- According to the post, his in-laws gave him back the money he had paid for lobola so that he and his wife could start their lives over

- Many South Africans headed to the comment section to share just how much they agreed with the in-laws gesture

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Many young South African men have paid lobola to their bride's family as part of an age-old African tradition. A young South African man was recently spared the expense by his bride's family who has said that there are better things the couple can do with the cash.

Taking to Twitter, @Pupu27753156 explained how he had forked out R65 000 for his bride's lobola. However, when his family took the money to her family, they declined, only opting to take R2 000 of the money which they used for food. According to the family, the young couple could use the R63k to start their lives together.

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In an exciting plot twist, the guy also explains that the family had told their daughter to keep aside R40 000 for a ceremony which they thereafter said they would pay for themselves meaning that the couple now has R103k for their lives.

"I'm so excited last weekend I sent my family to pay lobola for me, I was charged R65000 when my family arrived they paid and were given R63000 back to give to me n my wife to go Kickstart our new marriage 2000 deducted was just for food they prepared for the 2 families," he wrote happily.

South Africans loved the post, many of them shared their thoughts in the comment section.

@ShirhamiSound said:

"This is how 'lobola' is supposed to be done. The family unit and help the new couple to start the loving home. You have blessings from ancestors from both families."

@calnicoty said:

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"Sounds like you have been blessed with an amazingly supportive family."

@middleclassmom4 said:

"What a lovely family you’re marrying into. Well done. Now look after each other, this is a wonderful opportunity you’ve both been given. Don’t buy expensive homes cars etc. invest in a sure way to grow your wealth - restraint now will give you financial freedom down the line!"

In other Briefly.co.za news, a young South African man with the handle, @allymalema recently took to Twitter to share a touching post about how his thoughtful girlfriend had bought him groceries while he was struggling financially.

"My girlfriend bought me groceries yesterday and I actually cried because it's the sweetest thing a partner has ever done for me. I mean it was a tough month for me, I don’t even know how to feel, thanks babe," he wrote in the touching Twitter post.
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Mzansi was equally moved by the young lady's kind gesture. While some didn't think it was worth crying for, others didn't agree.

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