In this form of marriage, the man (groom) also arranges for the girl's abduction and provides the normal bride wealth.
It is devoid of the normal requirements of labour service and bride wealth.
Although emphasis was placed on the relatively low bride wealth that distinguishes Christian from traditional marriage by all the Christian respondents, the main difference however, lies in the fact that the former is blessed in Church and not in the value of material exchange.
As discussed earlier, it is socially accepted in many cases for sexual intercourse to precede payment of bride wealth including provision of labour services (in kind or cash) to the bride's family.
Dut Akuocwel, a member of the Luackoth community from Tonj East described reports that the fighting was instigated by bride wealth
as "engineered by individual politicians I know here in Juba", describing it as "purely a sectional fight".