This Practice is in Place on the Road to Marriage

Couples who are about to get married are not allowed to walk the journey alone. The groom chooses one of his uncles (his mother’s brother) and the girl chooses one of her aunts (father’s sister).

Did you know:

  • Couples introduce their prospective spouse to these two before they introduce them to their own parents.
  • The role of the Aunt and Uncle in preparation for marriage is that they are the go-to people for the young couple if they need advice, support or guidance.
  • The Uncle and Aunt keep this role even after the couple gets married. This practice is in place to help couples navigate the road to marriage and afterwards. Many have attributed

Joanna Maposa is from Zimbabwe, married since 2012 to Tafadzwa and has 2 young children.