Stale debate

NEWS that President Jacob Zuma is set to acquire another wife has the religious and gender fundamentalists foaming in the mouth.

NEWS that President Jacob Zuma is set to acquire another wife has the religious and gender fundamentalists foaming in the mouth.

In an African country it has become boring to go on with the debate about whether men should have more than one wife when women are not allowed to acquire more than one husband.

The debate smacks of the worst kind of cultural and religious chauvinism. We need to live and let live, especially when there is no negative impact on society as a result of the choices made.

Those whose cultures allow them to have more than one spouse have the same constitutional rights as those whose beliefs reject as unholy any union other than that of one man and one woman.

None of us is entitled to impose our sectarian views on the others.

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