A Harare woman has been staying with two husbands for the past six years under one roof in Epworth. Mai Svova, Kephas Takawira, 40, and Tambudziko Svova, 60,say they are all happy with the arrangement.

According to Mai Svova, her husband Svova of 15 years’ role is to provide food since he is gainfully employed while the unemployed Kephas gives her kids.“My first husband is the one who helps the family financially since the second one is still to get a job after he lost one. I married the second since my first husband is infertile to give me children and we discussed about it amicably.


epworth woman with 2 husbands“Svova allowed me to look for one man to bear children with me behind his back and that is how I started dating Kephas. Svova had a daughter with another wife when he married me and Kephas dated this daughter behind my back since we are neighbours.

“I confronted him over it and he promised to stop dating her on condition that I disclose our illicit affair to Svova and this is how it came to light. I have two children with Kephas although Svova’s relatives believe that he is the father of the children.“My neighbours were irked by the developments that at one time they wanted Svova to attack Kephas promising him support and the incident ended at Epworth police station where we received counselling,” she said.

Kephas confirmed living peacefully with Svova saying he prepares food for Svova during Mai Tafadzwa’s absence.

“We are living peacefully with Svova and whenever our wife visits I prepare food for Svova and when the wife is with me for some days Svova will be sharing a bed with our elder child,” said Kephas.

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