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The Marriages Bill Passed After Revision Of Caluse On Lobola

The Marriages Bill Passed After Revision Of Caluse On Lobola

The Marriages Bill was passed by the National Assembly this Wednesday.

The legislation was initially passed by the National House of Assembly in 2020 but Senate objected to the clause on lobola.

Traditional leaders in Senate, led by the Chiefs Council president, Chief Fortune Charumbira, objected to a clause that said a couple’s Union can be solemnised if they satisfy other requirements and agree to forgo lobola.

The traditional leaders said lobola was a fundamental pillar in African traditions.

They shot down the bill and was sent back to the National House of Assembly for amendments. 

There was debate on social media when the Bill passed the National House of Assembly in 2020 with some saying lobola should be scrapped totally. 

Proponents of this reasoning argued that men were using lobola to abuse women in Marriages. 

Conservatives objected saying lobola was a necessity for uniting families. 

Others said while lobola was not a bad thing, families are now abusing it, taking their daughters as business commodities thereby defeating the essence of the process. 

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17 Comments

Tateguru 1 month ago

Roora should be but exorbitant amounts are unacceptable


Tawanda 1 month ago

The issue of lobola is good because it makes the relationship strong as it is not easy to divorce with an expensive wife

Divorce will not be easy as it is


Bhinyonyo 3 months ago

Ko vakangoti anoda kubhadzhara anobhadhara hake and asingadi orega hake, at least everyone will be accommodated 😄😄😄


Sullivan 3 months ago

may substitute the *****


Sullivan 3 months ago

why do you have to show love and commitment by means of paying lobola. during dating, it shld be established that both parties can live harmoniously regardless of the lobola. the later is secondary. if considered primary, they are greater chances of woman abuse and an element of investment from the in-laws which in essence my substitute the important element of love in a union.


Bongani Tshuma 3 months ago

lobola is our sense of belonging, wee as Africans we should not lose our sense of belonging. Us man we pay Lobola to show love and commitment to our wives. And if you paid Lobola your wife will feel dignity. So it's good for Lobola to continue taking it to my side


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Sullivan ndlovu 3 months ago

Whatever both parents agree is always best. If they agree that lobola is not necessary, why would you interact with their harmonious relationship


𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐳𝐚 3 months ago

𝐋𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞, 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐚 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞. 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐯𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐢𝐭.


Kodzo 3 months ago

As long ladies are also going to pay lobola for the men they're in love with it won't be a problem

Who must pay lobola because some men are leaving there parents to stay with their girlfriends at the in-laws and support the whole family as from food,fees,rents and etc

Then who must pay lobola?

Yes lobola must be paid but at all sides.

NO FAVOURS


Hello 3 months ago

I am 100% convinced that people who interact here are unemployed kkkkkk comment section ndeyevanhu vasina zvekuita


Anonymous 3 months ago

He's not earning $1500per year

Makudo 3 months ago

100% convinced iwe unezvekuita asi you earn less than US$1500 per month.

ger 3 months ago

Saka Iwe ndiwe une zvekuitaka?

Simple boi 3 months ago

Kana vasina zvekuita vape kaaa zvekuita nxaaaa

Skhumba 3 months ago

Kkkk ma1 Vybz Kartel it's is way too much my brother kkkkk eish kwabanye abantu kunzima shame

Gogodera 3 months ago

Vadzimu vanotii this are the laws of the land


Gogodera 3 months ago

Ko vadzimu vanotii this are the laws of the lana



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