Black Relationships : Brother Married 4 Women on Same Day

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  1. noor100

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    This brother maybe on to something...

    South African businessman Milton Mbele broke all the traditional rules of a polygamous wedding when he recently married four women on the same day.

    The four brides dressed in flowing white gowns walked down the aisle together, before saying "We do" to the 44-year-old groom.

    Mr Mbele says he didn't marry them purely for the spectacle but also because it made financial sense.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8292312.stm
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    :10500:ok, how did they handle the wedding night?
     
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    I believe each wife have their own house and he divide the time..who was first,maybe the one he marry first or he drew straws.:)
     
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    In the Spirit of Sankofa and Peace and Love!




    Thanks sisters noor100 and Destee,

    Great thread, Great title...Descriptive Titles make sense.

     
  5. jamesfrmphilly

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    not enough information

    :10500:.i'd like to know specifically how the wedding night was handled
     
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    .....Then let me suggest you get busy writing letters, making phone calls, etc...Otherwise, how would anyone else know james, until its reported and shared as noor100 did. Get real elder, for real

     
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    'Our culture'

    In their hotel room the pair sat comfortably on the bed while taking questions about their big day.

    Mr Mbele, a Zulu businessman and municipal manager, says polygamy is still very much part of Zulu tradition.

    Milton Mbele has four wedding rings
    "This is a proud part of our culture. It has been practised for generations before us."

    "My grandfather himself had three wives," says Mr Mbele, quickly adding that he isn't blindly following in his grandfather's footsteps.

    "I prefer polygamy to having many girlfriends which is what some married men do," he says.

    "If I love more than one woman, I would rather make it known to the other women in my life and make it official.

    "If I feel like taking another wife this is something that will be in the open and my wives would know," he says.

    President Jacob Zuma, also a Zulu, has three wives.

    But the practice has been met with criticism.

    Inside polygamy

    Some point out that it does not afford equal rights to men and women.

    Women are not allowed to wed more than one husband, while a man can have as many wives as he wishes.


    There are seven days in a week and I have four wives. I will take turns visiting them and use the remaining three days to rest.

    In a polygamous marriage only the first wife is legally recognised, which could pose some difficulties in dividing the husband's estate when he dies.

    South Africa has the highest number of HIV-positive people in the world - some five million.

    Since having more than one sexual partner increases the chances of contracting the virus, it is understandable that Smangele's family had reservations about her entering into a polygamous marriage.

    "My family was not pleased at first but they came around eventually," she says.

    They are taking the necessary precautions, which include regular HIV tests.

    "I had my last test a few months ago when I was pregnant. We are all disciplined about staying healthy," she says.

    The arrangements seem to have been carefully thought out down to the last detail, including how Mr Mbele will alternate between his four wives, who all live in different parts of northern KwaZulu-Natal province.

    "There are seven days in a week and I have four wives. I will take turns visiting them and use the remaining three days to rest," he says.......

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    Hey at least he has the means to take care of them... which is the way polygamy is SUPPOSED to function...on the other hand in the west, in communities like the Hebrew Israelites, women are basically slaves who work inside and out side the homes while their pim...eh ....husbands sits at home or goes out on the streets to preach hate..

    but :10500: not hatin... i've heard pimpin ain't easy...
     
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    back up please

    :fyi:i feel that i have the right to ask a question even if that question does not please you. that is real.
     
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    perhaps the wedding night does not mean the same to them as it would to an american.
    i know he is only one and they are four. you cannot divide the wedding night.

    i wish them well.
     
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