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MP proposes 'one man one wife policy'

by Thobekile Zhou
03 Dec 2016 at 07:06hrs | Views
MDC-T legislator for Mufakose Paurina Mpariwa has made a stunning proposal calling for one man one wife policy.

She said polygamy should be banned as a way of reducing child marriages.

An estimated 10% of Zimbabwean adult women are in polygamous marriages.

"We need to do away with polygamy. There is need for one man one wife. If that is upheld we will end child marriages. It will make men behave" she is quoted saying by the parliamentary Hansard.

Her suggestion quickly drew sharp rebuke from Zanu PF Uzumba MP Simba Mudarikwa (Zanu-PF) saying there was nothing wrong with polygamy as long as it was done correctly.

"In some countries, men have died because of war, so there is need to replace those people".

Source - Byo24News