Everything you need to know about Roora/Lobola in Zimbabwe


Well if you find your way here that means you are either ready for a traditional wedding Roora / Lobola or you are just thinking about how its done in Zimbabwe.

According to the Shona dictionary, Roora means to acquire a wife. This word is also loosely interchanged with bride price or dowry.

A Zimbabwe traditional wedding is incomplete without Roora, as this component of the wedding defines the levels of respect and regulates the relationships between the two families involved.

Under Shona traditional customary law, Roora is mandatory. How, then, is Roora determined?

The groom’s family must first select a Munyai, a messenger who will convey the news of the proposed marriage to the bride’s family.

The Munyai is usually a close friend or relative of the groom.

As the Munyai approaches the bride’s village, he positions himself strategically and shouts “Matsvakirai Kuno!” Any villagers who hear him chase him away as they attempt to whip him.

After a while, however, he is allowed into the village to deliver his message without fear of being attacked.

A detailed Explanation of Roora/Lobola is explained in the video below:

Source | ZiMetro News | kaySIMMZpix |

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