11 Feb kulula to pay lobola on behalf of Prince William
This just in, kulula.com have started an initiative to deliver a herd of cows to Buckingham Palace for the royal family to use as lobola for Prince William’s upcoming marriage to Kate Middleton.
kulula says: For every flight booked from 14 February to 28 April, kulula will make a contribution to the cost of a herd fit for a royal lobola. The move by kulula is made as a gesture of über-ubuntu on behalf of all South Africans as proud members of the Commonwealth.
The cows will be sourced locally in the UK (to avoid shipping our local cows to an uncomfortably chilly climate and save on carbon emissions) following their acceptance by Kate’s family. In order to calculate an appropriate bride price, kulula is inviting South Africans to register on their Facebook page their opinion on the size of the herd that would make a suitable lobola.
The airline also has ‘Special Romantic Royal Wedding Lobola Nice Flights’ flight specials on offer.
Lobola (for those not in the know) is a Southern African tradition in which a man makes a symbolic payment, traditionally of cows, for the hand of his betrothed. The tradition is designed to bring the families of the couple together, encourage mutual respect, and ensure that the man is capable of supporting his wife financially and emotionally.