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    Sunday, 18 November 2018

    Girl auctioned for 500 cows, three V8 cars gets married

    Nyalong Ngong Deng, a 17-year-old South Sudanese girl who created a buzz on social media after she was auctioned by her family, has been married off.

    Nyalong married tycoon Kok Alat in a colourful wedding at Freedom Hall Hall in Juba yesterday effectively bringing to a close her family’s long search for a suitor.
    The girl was auctioned on Facebook on October 25 by her family and anyone interested was encourage to place bids.

    Juba TV reported that six men had shown interest to marry Nyalong but tycoon Alat offered 500 cows and three V8 cars effectively outbidding stiff competition from other top government officials.

    The family had challenged other people from other regions with a high number of cattle to join the competition for the girl.

    The competition which was restricted to people from Dinka and Jieng culture drew outrage from women groups who condemned the bid.

    In Dinka culture, any man willing to marry must convince the girl's family on their ability to take care of their daughter which is evident through the ability to meet dowry terms.

    Female lawyers in South Sudan have urged the government to shut down the online auction terming it gross violation of human rights.

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