Perilous view

Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, the Bible-punching leader of the African Christian Democratic Party, is perilously lunging - head-long, that is - into a minefield in his judgmental view of the issue of polygamy.

Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, the Bible-punching leader of the African Christian Democratic Party, is perilously lunging - head-long, that is - into a minefield in his judgmental view of the issue of polygamy.

From the pulpit of electioneering, the sanctimonious Meshoe extolled the other day: "Polygamy is an abuse of women because you will favour one wife over the other and you cannot satisfy them all.

"If you are married, you need to take care of that wife and love that wife, as I am doing with my wife."

What informs the good pastor's self-righteous view? Does he take his cue from the first missionaries to arrive on our shores?

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