One for the money, Epworth woman marries two men

One for the money, Epworth woman marries two men

AN Epworth woman has been married to two husbands and staying with them under the same roof for the past six years.

Mai Svova, lives with  Kephas Takawira, 40, and Tambudziko Svova, 60, peacefully sharing one stove and her.

Her husband Svova of 15 years is the breadwinner since he is employed and Kephas whose unemployed’s role is to give her kids.

“I married the second since my first husband is infertile to give me children and we discussed about it. He initially asked me that he secretly has kids with his niece but I refused since he is younger than me. So he allowed me to look for one man to bear children with me behind his back and that is how I started dating Kephas,” explains Mai Svova who insists she doesn’t use love potions.

“I strongly believe in Christianity so I don’t use love potions to make my two husbands  accept each,” she says adding that Svova had a daughter with another woman when he married her. Kephas, who was their neighbour then started dating Svova’s daughter secretly.

“When I confronted him over it and he promised to stop dating her on condition that I disclose our illicit affair to Svova and this is how it came to light. I have two children with Kephas although Svova’s relatives think that he is the children’s father.”

“My neighbours were not happy and they  wanted Svova to assault Kephas promising him support and the incident ended at Epworth police station where we received counselling,” she says adding that her relatives are aware of her polygamous marriage and even  want to help Kephas with money to pay lobola since he doesn’t work.

Kephas confirmed living peacefully with Svova saying he prepares food for him when Mai Tafadzwa is not there.

“Whenever our wife visits I make food for Svova and when the wife is with me , Svova share  the bed with our eldest,”  he says adding that he was surprised of the media attention  their arrangement has been in place for years. –H-Metro edited by Patience Rusere