Polygamy, anyone?

Metlheng ya bofelo, basadi bale supa ba tlaa itshwarelela ka monna ale mongwe (in the last days, 7 women will cling to one man).

“This is a popular hymn at one of our local churches. I do not know what the song implies, even which man or women it is referring to, but nonetheless this song played in my head last week as I listened to the debate on polygamy. Polygamy is just a topic I came across in school textbooks and as far as I am concerned, that is where it belongs and should stay.

Last week, the country celebrated the national Culture week. As part of the celebrations, one local Chief suggested that polygamy may just be what the doctor ordered for the many social ills in our country, such as; single parenting, sexually transmitted diseases, passion killings, delinquency and high divorce rates.

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