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‘They vowed to pay lobolo but did not. Legally, am I his widow?’ – Aus Nthabi answers your questions

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A reader wants to know if she can claim from the estate of the man with whom she lived as husband and wife.
A reader wants to know if she can claim from the estate of the man with whom she lived as husband and wife.
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Dear Aus Nthabi,

My partner’s elders came to ask for my hand in marriage. But they did not pay lobolo.

They promised to come back later. But they never came back.

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