Photos have emerged of the wedding ceremony of a 17-year-old South Sudanese girl, Nyalong Ngong Deng Jalang, looking downcast on her wedding day.
The bride, who hails from Yirol, had five men lined up in a fierce competition to marry her, but a business tycoon, Kok Alat, won after paying bride price of 5000 cows and 3 v8-engine cars and $10,000
According to reports, in the country, the taller a woman, the higher her bride price. However, photos from the wedding show Nyalong looking unhappy and worried on the D day.
Among the suitors who competed for her heart was a deputy governor of eastern Lakes State, David Mayom Riak, who came third with 353 cows and a parcel of land.