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.
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.