Lobola (John Mphaphuli)

Dr. Ntshengedzedi John Mphaphuli chatted to the leaders in Cornerstone city-wide about the practice of lobola.

We live in a multi-cultural society and our church has a diversity of cultures which we need to understand if we are going to lead effectively. Lobola (Zulu) is an age-old African custom, whereby the man pays the family of his fiancé for her hand in marriage. It is a widely practiced custom in various cultures in our city and there are many myths and realities and misunderstandings about this tradition.

Dr John came to help us better understand these myths and realities and how they relate to Kingdom culture.

John is part of the NCMI translocal team and the leadership of New Day Church in Edenvale. He has in-depth knowledge and over 25 years of experience in training entrepreneurial and leadership skills. He also lectures on Cultural Anthropology at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and has specialised in that field.

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