By Odebiyi Kabirat
The award winning South African rapper,AKA who recently welcomed a baby girl with Dj Zinhle, has respected the tradition by paying a visit to her family in Dannhauser, Kwa-Zulu Natal coming along with him a cow, a goat and cash.
The reason behind SA rapper paying damages to the mother of his first child is for impregnating a woman out of wedlock which is the norms of Zulu tradition.
It could be recalled that the couple who have been together for the past three years had split some days back.
In an interview with Zinhle’s uncle, Mbongeni Jiyane, he said ‘‘we had a great day when the father of my grandchild came with his family to pay damages. He paid one cow, one goat and cash for the second cow. I am happy that he respected our tradition. ‘We became one family. It was like we had known each other a long time. As for ilobolo . . . maybe one day he will consider that but at the moment we are happy that he paid damages”
The family were impressed by AKA and hoped he would consider paying ilobola (bride price) soon.