Woman Dies 9 days before her lobola
Woman Dies 9 days before her lobola.A tragic love story unfolded in Glen Norah, Zimbabwe, when Blessing Mutseta passed away just nine days before her boyfriend was supposed to pay lobola for her.
Lobola is a traditional African practice where a man pays a bride price to the woman’s family before they can marry. It is seen as a sign of respect and a way of bringing the two families together.
Blessing collapsed and died just meters away from her home, leaving her family and community devastated. According to a neighbor who spoke anonymously to H-metro, Blessing was in possession of US$4000 lobola money that her boyfriend had given her for safekeeping.
The lobola payment was scheduled for February 28, and Blessing had been eagerly looking forward to it. Her death came as a shock to her family because she was in good health.
On the day of her death, Blessing had been cooking in her house when she heard a commotion outside. Her brother was involved in a fight, and she went out to plead with the people involved to stop. As she was making her way back to the house, she collapsed and died on the scene.
Her brother Nyasha confirmed that she was not sick and that her death was sudden and unexpected.
The news of Blessing’s passing spread quickly throughout the community, and many people were left in shock and disbelief. She was described as a kind and loving person who had a bright future ahead of her.
Blessing’s boyfriend, who remains unnamed, was devastated by her passing and was unable to pay lobola for her as planned.
The tradition of lobola has been practiced for many years in African countries, and it is still considered an essential part of the marriage process.
The amount of lobola paid varies depending on the family’s traditions and the couple’s financial status. It is seen as a way of cementing the couple’s commitment to each other and bringing the families together.
However, there has been a lot of debate over the years about whether lobola is still relevant in modern times. Some people argue that it perpetuates gender inequalities and is a form of commodifying women.
They believe that it puts pressure on men to pay large sums of money to prove their love and commitment to their partners.
Despite these criticisms, many people still believe in the tradition of lobola and see it as an important part of their culture. It is a way of preserving their traditions and passing them down to future generations.
However, it is essential to remember that the practice of lobola should never come before the well-being and safety of individuals.
Blessing’s tragic death is a reminder of how fragile life can be and how we should cherish every moment we have with our loved ones. Her passing has left a void in her community, and she will be deeply missed. May her soul rest in peace.