Mai Svova, who made Kephas Takawira, 40, and Tambudziko Svova,60, live
together peacefully sharing one stove and wife, dismissed claims she
uses love potions.
According to Mai Svova, her husband (Svova) of 15 years’ role is to
provide food since he is gainfully employed while the unemployed Kephas
gives her kids.
“My first husband is the one who helps the family financially since the
second one is still to get a job after he lost one. I married the second
since my first husband is infertile to give me children and we
discussed about it amicably. He asked me to take his nephew secretly to
bear children with me but I refused because he was younger than me.
“Svova allowed me to look for another man to bear children behind his
back and that is how I started dating Kephas. Svova had a daughter with
another wife when he married me and Kephas dated this daughter behind my
back since we are neighbours.
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
believe that he is the father of the children. My neighbours were irked
by the developments that at one time they wanted Svova to attack Kephas
promising him support and the incident ended at Epworth police station
where we received counselling,” she said.
Mai Svova told H-Metro Zimbabwe that her relatives are aware of her
polygamous marriage and has plans to help Kephas financially in order to
pay part of lobola since he is unemployed.
Kepahs confirmed living peacefully with Svova saying he prepares food for Svova during mai Tafadzwa’s absence.
“We are living peacefully with Svova and whenever our wife is away I
prepare food for Svova and when the wife is with me for some days Svova
shares a bed with our elder child,’ said Kephas.
Our neighbours are shocked about it but we are not moved by it and we
wonder why this story delayed to reach you guys because this has been
the situation for some years,” said Kephas.