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In some cultures, dead roses and women dressed in black are symbols of mourning for widows. Men are not subjected to similar mourning rituals. Picture: iStock
In some cultures, dead roses and women dressed in black are symbols of mourning for widows. Men are not subjected to similar mourning rituals. Picture: iStock

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Older women enforce mourning rituals that perpetuate the oppression of widows, writes Mpho Mathebula.

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