Originally Posted by Fudmucker
Cattle are costly - and you can pay 10 or more cows in lebola for a wife.
('lebola' = traditional bride-price)
Running down the wife will cost you the price of 10 cows (for another wife) ...and extra for the funeral.
Traditional African funerals demand that the grieving party must feed all mourners who arrive - that could be 200 or 300 people...even the whole village / town...say another 10 cows?
I think your adviser was a little out...
Maybe they were just talking about the men - my wife often tells me I'm not worth a shit