- A Zimbabwean man named Misheck Nyandoro has an impressive 151 children and 16 wives
- The huge family lives happily together and he plans on taking another wife this year
- Misheck, who is unemployed, said his only job is giving his wives their conjugal rights
They say children are a blessing, but can one have too many blessings?
A man with 151 children and 16 wives has stunned netizens after expressing his desire to have more.
According to The Herald, Misheck Nyandoro from Zimbabwe is not planning to stop having more children. The man intends to take another wife, saying polygamy is a lifestyle he undertook in the 80s.
“Polygamy is a project I have undertaken since 1983 and will end with my death. I am planning on taking another wife, and the formalities are already being worked on. I will tell you when I marry,” he told the publication.
Misheck further said that out of his expansive family, 50 children are still in school, six are in the army, two are police officers and 11 others employed in different capacities.
Thirteen of his daughters have been married off, and two of his 16 wives are currently pregnant.
According to Misheck, the project is working since he often gets money from his working children.
Every day, each of his 16 wives prepares a meal for him, and he sits in his centrally located house to eat.
“Every wife cooks her best every day because the rule is I only eat what is delicious and throw away what is not tasty. They all abide by the rule and do not get annoyed when I return badly cooked food,” he said.
Misheck divulged that he plans the duty roster for conjugal visits, and he visits four of his wives in one night.
“I go to the targeted bedrooms one by one. That is my job. I am not employed. My duty is to satisfy my wives,” he said.
Having married his first wife in 1983 and the youngest in 2015, Misheck said hard economic times halted his plans of having 30 wives by 2021.
He also affirmed that he has not stopped making babies and marrying, saying he could reach 100 wives and 1 000 children.
“I am a war veteran. The government pays for my children’s fees. I have no problem,” he added.
In similar news about polygamy, Briefly News reported on the situation of polyandry in SA. Although traditional polygamy is widely acceptable in large parts of Africa, there are different gender expectations that come into play when women express a desire to have more than one husband.
A local policy adjustment by the Departments of Home Affairs is hoping to challenges these prevalent double standards. If passed, the new marriage act could see more inclusive rights for women who choose to keep multiple husbands.
Mzansi had mixed reactions to the proposed amendment, with many celebrating the acknowledgement of women's rights in SA.
"As long as they marry men, meaning they pay for everything."
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