- A social media user recently headed online to share a picture of an elderly woman praying over a new-looking vehicle
- Many locals hailing from rural parts of the country recognised the matriarch's prayer as an important African rite
- The tweep's mentions were flooded with heartfelt congratulatory messages from others on the social networking service
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The age-old custom of offering up a prayer to a higher power to mark a new acquisition, often a car, as seen in black South African communities has resurfaced online.
It comes as a Twitter user @Life_After_18 shared a heartwarming picture of his grandmother (uGogo) giving thanks to God and the ancestors for bestowing what appears to be a brand new Audi on the young man's life.
Further, as many locals hailing from rural or remote locations (emakhaya) in South Africa would agree, the elderly woman's prayer is also a plea for protection for the car owner on all their future journies.
The image was captionless except for a pleading face and red heart emoji. The matriarch is seen with her hands clasped, arms planted across the bonnet and head bowed as she engages in the spiritual act.
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The white-coloured vehicle, which has its driver's side door open, is parked on the lawn of the homestead. Locals gushed over the spectacular image and rushed to the comments section to doff their hats to what is a hugely-important tradition to some.
Many users also reiterated its importance. Others congratulated the tweep on the new whip and heaped praise on him for taking steps to have it acknowledged by his ancestors through his grandmother.
Locals raise a glass to uGogo
At the time of publication, it had attracted nearly 14 000 likes and almost 1 000 retweets. Briefly News jumped into the comments section to bring readers some of the compelling responses to the tweet below.
"No money no pastor no preacher can compare to this prayer my brother!!!"
"Thee most important prayer you'll ever get."
"Uqedile ndoda uma kunje and kuhle nakini."
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This is as Briefly News previously reported that a stunner who seems to have gotten the memo is painting the town red, courtesy of the pearl white-coloured German beast she is manifesting.
She headed online to invite followers on a first-class trip to the land of dreams, and tweeps were happy to go on the joy ride. The ambitious broad, @auntywama2000, shared a few images from a car dealership that show the engineering marvel.
"iNxusa leMshini yamaJalimane liyabingelela," the ambitious caption read.
Source: Briefly News