Musa Mseleku is proud of his polygamous family

17 January 2023 - 06:00
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Musa Mseleku is a proud polygamist.
Musa Mseleku is a proud polygamist.
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Polygamy is about the pride and vision of a man building a legacy, and Musa Mseleku is honoured with his journey thus far.

The Mnakwethu host began his journey in polygamy when he was 23 years old, marrying his first wife Busisiwe "MaCele" Mseleku then later had a second wife Nokukhanya Mayeni Mseleku, third wife Thobile MaKhumalo and fourth wife Mbali MaNgwabe.

Mseleku has been candid about his polygamous lifestyle stemming from wanting to have a big family and how he had spoke to his late grandmother, Florence Mseleku, about it as a child. 

On Sunday, Mseleku shared a picture of himself with all his wives speaking of how he was proud of having achieved his lifelong dream.

"Among some of the things I will deliver to my grandmother Flo when we meet in heaven one day. Nangu umuzi wakho (Here is your family). Flo ngiwakhile. (I have built it)," he wrote.

In another post, Mseleku spoke of how he had handed his sons Mpumelelo, Lwandle, and Mniniwezintozonke, key roles to further his legacy.

"I am more confident and hopeful that Lwandle Lethokuhle Mseleku is going to take over as the head and  CEO of the family and the Mseleku legacy, Mpumelelo Musa Mseleku will take over our business legacy, and Mniniwezintozonke Musakawukhethi Mseleku will be a link in both roles.

"Mpumelelo and Lwandle have assumed their pivotal role to jointly manage one of our key business so I can see and guide them. I can't wait for you to increase as I decrease."

Although his attempts to take a fifth wife have seemingly been rejected by his wives, Mseleku previously told TshisaLIVE he felt confident he would fulfill his vision.

“I have called a number of meetings both as a collective and individually. I've expressed the feeling that the request has been rejected. My plan is to keep presenting the same thing in a different way or persuade, until I get a collective agreement in a sense that everyone is happy about it because I wouldn't want anyone to leave me because of that decision,” he said.

Mseleku admitted the polygamous lifestyle has not always been easy.

“When I started, I thought I was going to fail, but now I think I can stand on top of the mountain and say, 'yes, I've made it'.  It's been more than 20 years. Any vision at any point gets to be reaffirmed whether it's still following its intended original form or not.

“The hardships of polygamy are to maintain [the relationships] and to prove beyond reasonable doubt that you love this person you are with because if that person feels that a second, a third or fourth is taken because of their shortcomings, you will never have a peaceful life. And if those who are coming think they are coming because they are better than the first wife, you will never have a peaceful home. Its to reach a stage where it is natural they accept each other as sisters.”

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