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Saturday, 21 May 2016
Twin sisters marry one man in one wedding ceremony
According to local reports, the inseparable sisters always dreamed of marrying one man and their cherished dream finally came true.
This lucky man is 51-year-old Mzukiseni Mzazi
In an interview with South African magazine, Owami said:“We have always done everything together. We share everything. That is how our grandmother raised us. So when we decided to marry, we said any man that wants to marry one, will marry the other.”
While polygamy is illegal, South African customary law affords a generous amount of benefits to polygamous unions, ranging from inheritance rights to child custody, thanks to a 1998 law that allowed for such.
Many of the indigenous Bantu peoples, both Christians and Indigenous, are polygamous and Islamic South Africans such as the Cape Malays, Cape Coloureds and Indian South Africans who are Muslim also allow for polygamy.
Jacob Zuma, the current president of South Africa, is a self-proclaimed polygamist.