South African businessman Milton Mbele broke all the traditional rules
of a polygamous wedding when he recently married four women on the same
day. The four brides dressed in flowing white gowns walked down the aisle together, before saying “We do” to the 44-year-old groom.
Mr Mbele says he didn’t marry them purely for the spectacle but also because it made financial sense. “I don’t know how much four different weddings would have cost me but I know doing it all at once saved money,” he explains.
“For example I only needed one tent, I needed to hire one caterer and one photographer for the entire ceremony.” “I began putting money aside for the event towards the end of 2007 and
started collecting quotes for things like the tent and catering costs
early last year.”He says he loves all his wives – Thobile
Vilakazi, Zanele Langa, Baqinisile Mdlolo and Smangele Cele – equally
and also treats them that way.
Mr Mbele himself wears four rings on his finger – he says this is a sign of his commitment to all his wives.
The wives say they were shocked by the news that Mr Mbele wanted to
marry them at once but add that they agreed because they love him.Some two weeks after their much publicised two-day ceremony, Mr Mbele
says he is overwhelmed by all the attention his wedding has attracted. Source Nigeriainfo