UNDERSTANDING LEGAL POSITION OF ILOBOLO”MAGADI” AND COHABITATION

By LAZARUS PHETLA

The question about legal status of lobola payments and cohabitation is one that gets asked to me from time to time whenever I mediate disputes over deceased estate’s. Over the years, the legal fraternity and the courts have also made conflicting decisions about the validity of customary marriages and specifically lobola payments.In my observations most…