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Tying the knot with a perfect stranger: Engagement and marriage at KwaSizabantu Mission

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When Lany and Jan wed in 2004, she only knew him as one of the few church members who had a moustache.
When Lany and Jan wed in 2004, she only knew him as one of the few church members who had a moustache.

When her now-husband asked Lany* for her hand in marriage, she wasn't even sure who he was.

In fact, he didn't even pop the question.

In accordance with practice at the KwaSizabantu Mission, a church leader told her of the proposal and gave her the name of the man who wanted to make her his wife.

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