34-year-old lady pays her bride price, says husband can't afford it

A young lady has narrated how she used her money to pay her bride price since her lover couldn’t afford it. The 34-year-old woman identified as Zuku revealed that she is a graduate with three qualifications. Owing to this, her parents vowed to collect a lot of money from her husband. Zuku further explained that she personally came up with the idea of paying her bride price since they dated for 9 years. When she came up with the idea of paying her own bride price, her husband earlier protested against it but later gave in and accepted the help. In her words: “We dated for almost nine years before tying the knot. I’m from a Xhosa background, and my parents have always made it clear that they’re going to request a hefty amount of lobola because I’m an engineer with three qualifications and one of them being from an internationally acclaimed university. So, I always knew lobola would be a thing and basically had no choice. “My husband didn’t support the idea and declined my offer, but it just made so much sense. His family would be paying so much for the wedding ceremonies and gifting my family. “I also earned more than him and was in a position to come up with the lobola money. At the time, he felt emasculated but in hindsight; it made more financial sense for both of us and the life we were about to build together.”

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