By Liberty Dube
MUTARE – She has no regrets of cohabiting with two men in the same room.
In actual fact, the woman, Zhula (30), whose real name is Memory Mlambo and a resident of Zimta section of Mutare, claims that her life is a bed of roses and is getting maximum satisfaction from the two men who also confirmed in unsolicited interviews this week that they had given the arrangement thumbs-up.
Zhula visited The Manica Post offices last Monday afternoon accompanied by her two boyfriends, Fungai Matandaudyi (35) and Wesley Gora (32). She revealed to The Weekender that she was not satisfied with one but two men.
She said she was not prepared to lose any one of them because they were giving her the desires of her heart such as sex, money and attention.
Judging from the way she would frequently interject Fungai and Wesley’s conversations during an interview with The Weekender, it looks like Zhula is in total control of the relationships and is possibly the “man” in the house.
“I love them equally but for different reasons. One of them gives me very good sex. He satisfies me in bed. He is just good,” she said without revealing which one of the two.
“The other one also loves me. He pays my rentals and does everything else. I make sure that I don’t offend any of them and we are living happily.
“They get along well and that makes me feel comfortable loving both of them. My problem is that I am not satisfied with one man, so I feel great having both of them as my husbands.
“They usually give each other time (for sex) and respect each other,” she said.
She said she was christened “Zhula” by musician Alick Macheso at one of his shows at the now defunct Chapter One Leisure Centre a few years ago.
She is a widow with two children.
Wesley said he was initially infuriated to learn that his girlfriend Zhula was seeing another man.
“I later got over it and accepted that she loved both of us. We are now living happily.
“We don’t have any problem at all. He is my babamunini and I like him,” he said.
Fungai, the more reserved of the two, claimed that he started dating Zhula eight months ago.
“I realised that she was in a relationship with Wesley, but I did not mind. We sat down and talked about this and we all agreed to this arrangement. I love her. We are comfortable with it,” said Fungai.
The practice is known as polyandry.
It is a form of polygamy whereby a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time.
Polyandry is contrasted with polygamy, which involves one male and two or more females.
Polyandry is also distinct from group marriage, involving plural participants of each sex. Most broadly, polyandry refers to sexual relations with multiple males, within or without marriage. Manica Post