Polygamy in Malawi: T/A Nkula weds two wives in Nikkah ceremony

Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkula on Sunday morning wedded his two brides in an Islamic Nikkah wedding ceremony arguing polygamy was normal according to Islamic faith.

TA Nkalo and his two wives

The ceremony took place at Machinga Central Mosque, some few meters away from Machinga Community Ground.

The ceremony, which was a rare case, according to patrons, was followed by a reception at the same venue in the afternoon.

Traditional authority Nkula whose real name is Hastings Lupale said he wedded the two wives to promote peace and good relationship between the two concubines.

“There is nothing wrong. This is normal according to Islamic religion,” he said adding that his two wives accepted the arrangement without being coerced.

First wife, Eliza Taulo, expressed her happiness to wed the chief in a religious ceremony.

She advised other women who are in polygamy to do the same as this brings peace in the family.

“It is my sincere hope that our husband will take care of us without hurdles,” she said.

Dorothy Lundu, who is Nkula’s second wife, concurred with her counterpart saying she saw no problem with polygamy noting; “I’m equally happy with this wedding.”

Senior Chief Liwonde of Machinga, Senior Chief Malemia of Zomba and Zomba City Chief Executive, Dyson Jangiya were among the notable figures who graced the ceremony.

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Eeeeh zodabwitsa


Zachikale kale. Not in this modern age. God created Adam and Eve not Adam ,Eve and Dorothy. Shame.

Blessed Generation

Polygamy has been there for years. Thanks for showing good example


Most men have more than two wives . Nkula has been open here. But the challenge is will be have time for God?
Day and night he will be busy trying to satisfy both women.


Malawi will remain poor because of this backward mentality. How can anyone support a culture that subordinates and oppresses women? Polygamy is simply outdated!

chaione wawo

Who outdated polygamy? How many unofficial polygamous men do we have in Malawi? What is better? coming in the open or hiding like you have one wife and having concubines? Polygamy is legal by Islamic standards.


How stupid and backward! Polygamy in the 21st century? That’s why Africa remains poor and all the countries which have polygamy are either poor, dictatorial or violent because of patriarchy. In the Middle East offsprings of polygamy are terrorist.

chaione wawo
If you do not have facts keep your mouth shut. Malawi is among the poorest nations. is it because of polygamy? the middle east is very rich yet there are more polygamous marriages. About terrorism you are a novice don’t even start talking about it. In the USA a man shot dead 59 people and injured 500 plus others. he was not called a terrorist simply because he was not a Muslim. How many people does the US kill on a daily basis? has it ever been called terrorism? Do not let your sense of judgement be clouded by biased… Read more »
themba phiri

kaya, openly accepting polygamy, amayi pali bvuto


Ulemu wanu T/A Nkula mwatiimilira.You are a true Pan Africanist.No Betrayal.

Yusuf Jonas
Want to live a little longer? Get a second wife. New research suggests that men from polygamous cultures outlive those from monogamous ones. After accounting for socioeconomic differences, men aged over 60 from 140 countries that practice polygamy to varying degrees lived on average 12% longer than men from 49 mostly monogamous nations, says (Virpi Lummaa), an ecologist at the University of Sheffield, UK. Lummaa presented her findings last week at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology’s annual meeting in Ithaca, New York. Rather than a call to polygamy, the research might solve a long-standing puzzle in human biology: Why… Read more »

Following with keen interest. Polygamous chief and the wives are happy? Poti kuli chahala cha mafumu. They are getting paid every month using the taxpayers money, so financial problems are not there. Malawians will be paying the couple a handsome package for being a chief.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
It is true that a new research has suggested that men from polygamous cultures outlive those from monogamous ones. The research may have been conducted in 2008 and those are the conclusions. Sadly, no full report of the research design and method is available. It seems that what is available is just a conclusion purporting to suggest polygamous cultures outlive those from monogamous ones. What was the theoretical framework of the design? Did it really ensure validity of the results? What were the variables? A perusal of the electronic Times of India.com which could be the source of your post,… Read more »

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