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Linda and Johannes Love Story OPW

23 December 2018
She couldn’t wear her engagement ring, until he paid lobola.
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Johannes took one look at Linda and was smitten! He knew from that day, that she was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.

This was back in 2008. He asked for her number but since she didn’t have a cellphone at that time, Linda gave him her mother’s cellphone number.

Next day, he called, only for Linda’s mom to answer the phone! He hung up immediately. He called back and that’s when Linda’s mom got suspicious. Luckily, Linda and Johannes met in the street the following day.

Unfortunately, Linda’s dad saw them while chatting and Linda ran home as fast as she could. They were bother “grilled” about their little meeting and Linda lied and said Johannes was only asking for directions.

Johannes didn’t give up. He’d drive past her house sometimes, hoping to speak to her but sometime they couldn’t see each other. Linda only introduced him to her family after she found out she was pregnant.

The long distance was the one challenge they could recall. She was studying in JHB and he remained back home in Brits. She couldn’t come home on weekends, due to studies sometimes. Luckily, she finished her studies soon enough and came back home eventually.

They were having lunch one time, and before they finished eating, he pulled out a ring and asked her to marry him. She was pleasantly surprised and accepted, but told him she can’t show her parents yet.

She told him she can’t wear it until he pays lobola because her family would ask a lot of questions. Following month, he paid lobola and Linda wore her ring thereafter.

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