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Family holds lobola negotiations via Zoom as happy couple adjust to new Covid-19 normal

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The families of Melusi Dlamini and Thandile Mafu met over Zoom for lobola negotiations. (Supplied by the family)
The families of Melusi Dlamini and Thandile Mafu met over Zoom for lobola negotiations. (Supplied by the family)


For what could be the first time in centuries in the African tradition, two families held lobola negotiations virtually via Zoom on the weekend as people are forced to change their way of living during the time of the pandemic.

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