18-Year-Old Woman Attracts 2 Wealthy Suitors Seeking to Pay Over 100 Cows, R364k in Dowry

18-Year-Old Woman Attracts 2 Wealthy Suitors Seeking to Pay Over 100 Cows, R364k in Dowry

  • As single women struggle to get marriage partners, an 18-year-old named Athiak Dau is spoilt for choice on who to accept
  • One suitor has already offered 105 cows and R364,708 to secure her hand in marriage
  • His competitor is yet to table an offer but is rumoured to be planning to give 350 cows, a Toyota V6, and a four-bedroom house to Athiak’s family.

An 18-year-old South Sudanese woman named Athiak Dau is the talk of social media after she captured the attention of many admirers seeking to marry her.

Athiak Dau
An 18-year-old woman attracts two wealthy suitors seeking to pay over 100 cows in dowry. Image: Hot in Juba
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Of the many suitors, Athiak finds herself at the centre of stiff competition between two wealthy men, Marial Garang Jiel and Chol Marol Deng.

First suitor already tabled dowry offer

According to Hot in Juba Marial, Marial has already initiated traditional marriage rites and pledged an impressive dowry of 105 cows.

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He also offered 2,000 dollars ( R36k) to secure Athiak's hand in marriage.

"However, the negotiations are far from over, as Chol is expected to present his proposal in the coming days," reads part of the report.

Chol is yet to reveal the dowry he is offering, but it is rumoured that he will pay 350 cows and a Toyota V6.

Decision to be made in Jonglei

According to The African History, he will also build a standalone four-bedroom house for the girl’s family.

The final decision is anticipated to be made at a cattle camp in Jonglei State, where the negotiation process will culminate.

In Jieng culture, dowries hold significant value, with offerings often reaching up to 500 cows and substantial monetary sums.

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Meanwhile, Briefly News shared that a South African woman sparked debate online after sharing details about her marriage. In a TikTok video, she revealed that her husband didn't pay the R120 000 lobola (bride price) her family requested.

Instead, they decided to get married at the Home Affairs office and invest the money in property. Netizens had various reactions, with some saying it was a good idea and some saying obeying tradition was important.

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Source: TUKO.co.ke

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