In a world where relationships take various forms, polygamy remains a topic of intrigue and controversy. While it’s not a lifestyle choice for everyone, some South African celebrities have embraced polygamous marriages, challenging societal norms. Here’s a look at 10 well-known figures who have chosen to live unconventional love stories.1. Dj Euphonik: Balancing Two Unions
At 38 years old, Dj Euphonik has ventured into polygamy, marrying Aurelia Nxumalo first and a second wife in February 2020. Despite his desire for a third wife, complications arose within his first marriage, showcasing the challenges of navigating multiple unions. Euphonik, a father of five, provides a glimpse into the complexities of managing a polygamous family.2. Liteboho Modise: Muvhango Actress in Polygamous Union
Best known for her role as Tebogo on Muvhango, Liteboho Modise found herself entangled in a polygamous marriage. While initially discreet about her marital status, her husband, Thabo Twala, openly spoke about their polygamous arrangement in the media. Despite living separately for three years, they remain legally married, shedding light on the intricacies of such unions.
- King Monada: Musical Sensation in a Two-Wife Household
Born Kgutso Kgatle, King Monada has embraced polygamy with two wives, Lerato and Cynthia. Contrary to common stereotypes, his wives reportedly share a harmonious relationship, living together with their children. King Monada’s story challenges preconceived notions about the complexities of managing multiple marriages.
- Jacob Zuma: The Former President’s Six-Wife Journey
Former South African president Jacob Zuma is no stranger to polygamy, having married six times since 1973. With 23 children and 7 grandchildren, Zuma’s life showcases the intricacies of balancing familial relationships within the context of multiple marriages. His sprawling mansion in Nkandla serves as a testament to the unique dynamics of his polygamous family.
- Ngizwe Mchunu: Radio Personality’s Tryst with Polygamy
South African radio personality Ngizwe Mchunu has experienced the complexities of a three-wife marriage. Amidst legal battles and personal struggles, he eventually chose to divorce his first two wives, leaving him officially single. Mchunu’s journey sheds light on the challenges and choices individuals face within polygamous unions.
- Musa Mseleku: Reality TV Star’s Pursuit of Polygamous Bliss
TV presenter and businessman Musa Mseleku, based in KZN, gained fame through a reality show portraying his life with multiple wives. Having lost one wife, Mseleku continues his pursuit of polygamous happiness, currently searching for a new addition to his family. His story provides a candid look into the everyday lives of polygamous families.
- Tshedi Mholo: Malaika Singer’s Royal Polygamous Marriage
Former Malaika group member Tshedi Mholo married Kenny Ngobe, a king in Limpopo, Giyani, who already had wives. Their 11-year marriage and four children highlight the nuances of joining an existing polygamous structure within royal settings.
- Florence Masebe: Muvhango Star in a Chief’s Polygamous Home
Renowned for her role as Humbulani on Muvhango, Florence Masebe married Livhuwani Matsila, a Venda chief with existing wives. Becoming his second wife, Masebe’s story offers insights into the complexities of polygamous relationships, especially within traditional leadership structures.
- Lucky Gumbi: Wealthy Businessman Juggling Two Wives