sister of mine was paid for lobola and t...

Asked by khindlimukam on 28-11-2020 13:19:23
Question posted in the Divorce Law category relating to Gauteng

sister of mine was paid for lobola and the partner was charged R30000 and he managed to pay R20000 and after as Tsonga People if you want to take your bride with Even when you have not finished the lobola, we have a thing called "asking for water" which means you can't afford to finish the money now due to financial reasons but you asking the family to give you your bride to go with and for her to be a wife to you. The groom and his family asked for that. Now they are not living together, my sister is staying with her 2 kids. She recently got retrenched and can't afford the rent. Is she recognized as a wife? Can she claim half of the house? Or does she have the rights to go back to the house with the kids since she's currently unemployed? 

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