Standard price for bogadi

Traditional marriage negotiation PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Traditional marriage negotiation PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

FRANCISTOWN: Kgosi Christopher Masunga has called on authorities to set a standard price for bogadi as a way of curbing marriage breakdowns and using women as a business enterprise.

Masunga, who is also president of the northern Customary Court of Appeal, said that some women and parents take lobola (bogadi) as a ‘get-rich-quick scheme’ that is reflected by the high bride price charges.

“Some youth prefer not to marry because of high lobola prices and it seems like lobola is no longer a gratitude to the woman’s parents for blessing the marriage but a money making scheme to some parents. These high lobola prices have caused a lot of marriages to fall apart,” said Masunga.

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