#OPW | That ‘don’t fetch your man from his side-chick’ song triggered Twitter

10 December 2018 - 10:33 By Chrizelda Kekana
Dlovi and Joseph Mathebula said 'I do' on the popular show.
Dlovi and Joseph Mathebula said 'I do' on the popular show.

If you've ever been to an African wedding anywhere in Mzansi then you know that there are designated wedding songs, which the uncles and aunts are guaranteed to sing just before the bride is given marriage advice. 

Twitter thinks these songs are a problem!

These songs have had the same lines since they were created (probably a couple of decades ago) and have been sung from one generation to the next. However, it looks like this generation, the millennials aka the Twitter generation, will be the ones to put an end to them.

While the songs are joyous and are sung in a happy setting, it was through Sunday's episode of OPW that tweeps actually paid attention to the "pro-abuse" and "patriarchal" lyrics.

One song in particular that was meant to give the bride advice had tweeps worried.

Some of the lyrics that caught their attention included, "Lebitla la mosadi ke bogadi" which means "a woman should only leave her marriage through death or she should die married".

"Monna ga a latiwe ko nyatsing" means "a woman shouldn't confront or go get her husband when he's out cheating or he's at his side-chick's place".

"Mosadi ga a robale ka stoffie" which means "a woman shouldn't wear tights to her marital bed". 

"Monna ga a latiwe ko jwaleng" which means "a woman should never question her man's whereabouts or go get him at the tavern/shebeen".

Tweeps noticed how the 'sickening' lyrics were only aimed at the woman. They felt that this way of thinking contributed to femicide and high abuse stats in the country. 

Tweeps shared their thoughts in memes.

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