By Sharon Kavhu
Alick Macheso has moved his second wife Tafadzwa from her Eastlea lodgings to within a stone’s throw of Nyadzisai, the first wife’s Waterfalls home.
In confirming the development, Macheso said the move is meant to cement family relations and is exploring the option of building a bigger house, possibly in the same neighbourhood, that can accommodate the two wives.
Macheso recently moved from his Chitungwiza base to the newly built house in Waterfalls, despite earlier declarations that he would not leave his “city of birth”. He cut his musical teeth in the sprawling satellite town.
“Yes, it is true that a few weeks ago, Tafadzwa joined us in Waterfalls although she is staying a few houses away from my newly built house,” said the sungura artiste.
He added that the move was to bring his family together although the two wives are staying in separate houses. “It is essential for a family to stay together or even close to each other because it brings harmony,” Macheso said.
When he was asked why he did not move Tafadzwa into the newly built house, he said that the house they built cannot accommodate the two wives and their furniture.
“They cannot stay together under the newly built house because they have more property for one house. Currently I am renting a full house for Tafadzwa while Nyadzisai is using the newly built one,” explained Macheso.
“However, my wish is to make them stay together, therefore, I am looking for a double stand maybe in Waterfalls or any other better place. As soon as I get one, I will start building a big house that will accommodate my two wives.”
He said the two wives have no problem staying together and they are also for the idea of sharing one roof. In some polygamous affairs, the wives are not willing to share a roof, but Macheso said his wives are different. He boasted that the two wives love each other and they even act like sisters.
“Unlike any other polygamous families, we are one happy family with one love,” boldly declared Macheso.
“My two wives visit each other frequently like sisters and they support each other in everything they do. As I speak, we are coming from a doctor’s appointment in Ruwa to check on Amai Sharon’s headache and Amai Junior is by her side.”
To prove his point, Macheso made the two wives speak to The Sunday Mail Leisure over the phone to show their oneness. Nyadzisai said: “We are one family and we love each other that is why we support each other.”
To buttress what Nyadzisai had said, Tafadzwa chipped in: “We are all here at the hospital to support amaiguru and this shows how united we are. In most cases we are always together.”
Macheso dismissed talk that Tafadzwa earns US$1 000 per week and asserted that his wives are living equally and happily. He said he would not divulge how exactly his family is living because he wants to live a private life. Sunday Mail