AN 87-YEAR-OLD polygamous Chipinge man, who has sired 108 children, says he still has the energy to be intimate with six wives in a day among the 10 he currently has.
Tauzeni Mujaji, who lives with his 10 wives and some of the 108 children at his homestead in Chitepo Village under Chief Garahwa in Chipinge South constituency is ready to welcome more wives. He once had 14 wives but four passed on.The octogenarian says while he might be facing challenges to adequately provide material needs for his big family, he is capable of meeting the co_njugal needs of all his
wives.“If they (10 wives) were not satisfied with me they would not be here anymore. I make sure they are satisfied and I am capable of that. I might now be facing challenges in meeting the financial demands of this big family because I do not have requisite resources such as enough land to till, but I meet their bedroom needs.
“For your own information, I can bed six wives in a day among the 10 that I have. I used to have 14 wives but four passed on. I can still accommodate more wives if I find the ones that I want. Would you turn down a beautiful woman if she comes your way?” Mujaji jokingly asked as he chuckled.
His fifth wife Netsai Tirivanhu, the youngest among those present when The Manica Post visited their homestead, confirmed that they were all satisfied with their octogenarian husband.
“It is true. He is a great man and we all love him. He has managed to keep us satisfied. No one among us is complaining,” said Tirivanhu who has six children with Mujaji.
Unlike in other polygamous marriages, Mujaji says he gives adequate time to all his wives by visiting them regularly in their respective houses.
“I have more than enough time and energy for them (wives) all. I make sure I visit
them all in their houses. After all, they are all my houses and I have to visit them,” he said with much authority in his voice.
With 24 huts and six two-roomed houses to accommodate the polygamous family, the Mujaji homestead is more of a community on its own.
A traditional healer, who traces his roots to the neighbouring Mozambique, Mujaji was ironically the only child of his now deceased parents and is on a mission to ‘produce relatives for himself’.
Mujaji has more than 50 grandchildren.
Of the 108 children, Mujaji knows only a few by their names and more importantly some of the young ones were given their names by their brothers and sisters.
“I do not know all of them by their names. I know a few by their names. I might not know them by their names, but I know all of them as my children. Most of them were named by their brothers and sisters.
“These are my relatives. I was born alone and my parents died a long time ago. I am only producing my relatives,” said Mujaji.
A good number of his children have since relocated to South Africa in search of jobs, while many others, well above their teenage, are still around though jobless.