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It is tradition in many African cultures for the groom to pay Lobola, or the “bride price” to the prospective bride’s father as a payment for the bride’s hand in marriage. Though it might seem sketchy from an outsider’s perspective for a modern man to buy his bride, with a herd of cows no less, it is an age-old show of respect and was initially put in place to test the groom’s ability to support a family; a test that would solve a great deal if still correctly enforced today.

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