Thursday, August 9, 2012

Two twin sisters share the same husband (Photo's included)

It has been said that twins share almost
everything but sharing a husband may seem
unimaginable. But Zambia's Livingstone-
based twin sisters Gracious and Grace are
happily married to a man they gave
conditions to, they said "take all or none.
The Tswana, Botswana 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.
Kaundula runs his own motor vehicle
mechanical workshop in Livingstone Island's
residential area and shares a house with his
wives.
Kaundula however was later to discover that
the sisters shared a cell phone and that in his
conversations he proposed love to both
sisters and both accepted.
A visit to plot 140, the residence of Kaundula,
was met with a sweet greeting of small twin
girls, who are Kaundula's four-year-old
daughters from Gracious.
Gracious and Grace seem happily 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.
"I want them to be together just 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
says.
Asked what they would do if Kaundula
decided to get another wife since he was
already in a polygamous status, the two
sisters at the same time reply,
"we will divorce him."
Kaundula's marriage is one which he says he
first could not understand as he was first
confused when he met the two sisters.
"I was picked by an amateur 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.
"From there I continued talking to her or now
realise that it was them on a cell phone as I
later discovered that they were using one
phone so I was talking to either of the two
every time I called," Kaundula says.
He says their relationship 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
sisters.
"After I left Botswana, I 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.
Kaundula, who is chief executive officer of
Kays Auto Services dealing in engine
overhaul, servicing, electric repairing and
motor vehicle 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.
"I proposed and they told me 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.
"My dowry was paid to my mother in-law
who has since passed on in Botswana,"
Kaundula says.
He said he underwent a few difficulties with
his own family when he told them of the
marriage arrangement.
"Some opposed and others seemed 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.
"I did not know that they were 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.
He says that he can now tell his 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.
"When I call and say Grace I 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.
"My other daughter from Grace is Blessings. I
also have another brother in Lusaka (named)
Paul," Kaundula said.
Asked how people in the community react to
the marital arrangement, Gracious and Grace
say they have been told that they did a right
thing.
"Our friends say we did a good thing and they
envy us. I work at Tukale Lodge and my sister
is at home 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.
The sisters say they are the last children in a
family of five and that all their relatives who
are in Botswana approve of their marriage.
Kaundula has continued with his football
career with Blue Arrows Football Club who
train at the Zambezi Sports Club under the
sponsorship of the Zambia Air Force.

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