has been asked to pay the traditional bride price, locally known as lobola, before she could be buried.
failing to fulfill his obligations, including being introduced to his
partner’s relatives, before the tragedy occurred.
To ensure that the funeral took place, the young man says he
had to buy clothes and shoes for his dead wife, while he also agreed to
pay more than N240,000 for the bride price.
only put together about N54,000. So, we had to sign a pledge promising
to pay the remaining amount on wedding day.”
common practice among some ethnic groups in Mozambique, especially if a
man decides to live with a woman without going through all the marriage