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Selmor Mtukudzi shares her father Oliver Mtukudzi’s lobola list he paid in Rhodesia dollars

Popular Zimbabwean musician Selmor Mtukudzi has posted her late father Oliver Mtukudzi’s roora/lobola (bride price) list his in-laws asked him to pay when he married his first wife, Melody Murape.

Melody Murape is Selmor’s mother.

According to a calculation done by 3-mob.com, Mtukudzi was asked to pay 523 Rhodesian dollars.

Oliver Mtukudzi

At the time the roora list was drafted (1978), one British pound was equivalent to two Rhodesian dollars, which translates to a total of GBP262.50.

Using the Bank of England’s inflation calculator, that is £1 370.31. In USD, that is $1 741.20, reported 3-mob.com.

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Selmor Mtukudzi shares her father Oliver Mtukudzi's lobola list he paid in Rhodesia dollars

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Mtukudzi’s death. The legendary musician passed away on 23 January 2019 from diabetes.

Hundreds of popular people, fellow musicians, and other prominent people attended his funeral.

Mtukudzi was declared a National Hero on 24 January 2019. His family, however, decided to bury him in Madziva.

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Thuli Phongolo

In May last year, the Mnike hitmaker was arrested for assault after Thuli pressed charges. However, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) withdrew the case in August. Read More

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