Mbele to marry four women at same time

CALL them crazy but four KwaZulu-Natal women are madly in love with one man and will all walk down the isle with him on Sunday.

CALL them crazy but four KwaZulu-Natal women are madly in love with one man and will all walk down the isle with him on Sunday.

Businessman Milton Mbele, 44, will be flanked by his beautiful women who will be waiting to say their "I dos" at Ntlane village, between Escort and Ladysmith.

Thobile Vilakazi, Zanele Langa, Baqinisile Mdlolo and Smangele Cele are unfazed.

The beautiful quartet have vowed to marry their Ndaka municipal manager husband come rain or shine. The women are aged between 22 and 35 years.

Though he married all traditionally on Sunday, Mbele did not pay ilobolo for them at the same time. He first paid 10 cows for Vilakazi, then seven for Langa and eight each for Mdlolo and Cele.

Speaking on behalf of the women, Cele said: "We don't see anything unusual about our marriage. We agreed to marry him at the same time because we love him. It does not matter if we have marriage certificates or not, what is important is that he loves us."

Mbele said his marriage extravaganza starts on Sunday with a white wedding and ends on Monday September 27 with a traditional ceremony.

Asked why he was marrying all four at the same time, Mbele said: "Marrying many wives is our culture. However, what is different is to marry all of them at once. I am doing this because I love all these women."

Mbele said the response he got about his wedding plans was amazing. "Many people are looking forward to see me making history."

Mbele owns about 100 cows and 250 goats.

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