- Dineo said her boyfriend had saved money for her bride price and sent his uncles to her family
- However, her family set her price at R150k (N3.9 million) and now her boyfriend has to save more money
- She is now angry at her family
A woman in Johannesburg is upset that her family set her bride price at a whopping R150k (N3,948,507), forcing her boyfriend to save more money.
The lady identified as Dineo (@DineoNYC) took to Twitter to express her frustration with her family on January 9, Legit.ng gathered. She wrote:
"My boyfriend surprisingly sent his uncles last month for lobola negotiations and my family asked them for R150K cause "I'm priceless, pretty, educated, blah blah blah." I'm still angry at my family though cause uBae has to save more now. So I guess I'm the most expensive thing."
In a subsequent tweet, Dineo said the amount would not really matter if her boyfriend was doing well financially, but her family was just being unreasonable.
Dineo's Twitter followers agreed with her that the lobola amount was a bit high. One joked that it all sounded like a business transaction.
Another one asked why Dineo's family put a price on her but said she was "priceless."
Some felt that setting the bride price too high would leave the couple with almost zero savings.
Others said Dineo's family was probably unimpressed with her bae and decided to send him a signal.
A tweep joked that at this rate, Dineo might find herself unmarried at 40.
In other news, Legit.ng previously reported that popular Nigeria author, Chimamanda Adichie, explained that the collection of bride price should be abolished.
Bride price is a tradition that has been put in place since anyone can remember and in many culture it is a system out in place to symbolise the act of a parent or parents giving a way their child to her husband.
Thinking about the concept itself, it seems like parents are selling off their daughters to her husband due to the fact that it involves actual payment, either through money, material things or foodstuffs.
Some families would even go as far as giving the husband-to-be an outrageous list of things to buy for the whole family.
This could be why popular Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie stated that the idea of bride price payment should be abolished in the society we live in today.
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