sisters Gracious and Grace are happily married to a man they gave
conditions to, they said “take all or none.” The Tswana, Botswana born twins are married to 25-year-old Kays Kaundula, who lives in Livingstone Island in Zambia. Kaundula, his wives Grace and Gracious and his three daughters from the two twin sisters show off their family and lifestyles.
residence of Kaundula, was met with a sweet greeting of small twin
girls, who are Kaundula’s four-year-old daughters from Gracious.
married and Gracious even says when her daughters grow up and decide to
get married, she would want them to get married to one man.
like us. This is what we set for ourselves as we grew up and we are
happy that we have achieved what is good for us and our children,” she
Kaundula decided to get another wife since he was already in a
polygamous status, the two sisters at the same time reply, “we will
football team to play in Gaborone in Botswana and after one game as I
walked out of the stadium I was greeted with a sweet voice from one of
my wives, I can’t tell who. I was told that I had played a nice game.
continued from phone conversations until he was later to meet them again
as if by destiny’s design in Livingstone when they visited one of their
enrolled at Livingstone Institute of Business and Engineering studies
and I happened to one day meet one the twins when they came to visit
their sister who was staying near the institute and from there here we
are,” he said.
repair consultancy, says he was told by the twins when he proposed that
they wanted to get married to one man and if he was not ready, he would
have neither of them.
that they have been discussing my proposals which I had been advancing
through the phone. Mind you it was one phone that they shared and at
that time they were much slimmer than now and I could not tell them
apart, so I accepted and got married in 2007.
to agree but also said I was overloading myself. One funny thing I
realised later was that on the day I met the twin in Botswana, I was
greeted twice by a person I thought had greeted me earlier.
twins. It also surprised me that I fell in love with both of them and
when I proposed they also said I would get none unless I got them both.
They say love is not shared but for me it’s shared equally,” he says.
wives apart, unlike the early days when he first met them. Kaundula
says they would both answer to any of their names when he called.
would get a ‘yes’ at the other end when actually I was talking to
Gracious. I have three daughters; one with Grace and twins with
Gracious. I have Chiluba and Chipo aged four and one month old. Chiluba
who is named after my only surviving sister who is a teacher in Mansa and the other after my other sibling Chipo who is in Lusaka.
community react to the marital arrangement, Gracious and Grace say they
have been told that they did a right thing.
helping with the children. On your question of him bringing another
wife our only resolve would be to divorce him, we are very happy with
the way we are staying as a family and that is what we want for our
children,” Gracious says.
last children in a family of five and that all their relatives who are
in Botswana approve of their marriage.
football career with Blue Arrows Football Club who train at the Zambezi
Sports Club under the sponsorship of the Zambia Air Force.