Speaking in Harare this morning, President Mnangagwa said Zimbabwe has more women than men forcing a lot of unmarried women to commit adultery with other people’s husbands.
The President said according to statistics, out of approximately 14million Zimbabweans, 9 million are women and only 5million are men.
“I am not forcing you, but just encouraging you to marry two or more wives to reduce on women staying without husbands”, Cde Mnangagwa told a conference of about 14,000 men who were receiving training in various life skills in the commercial capital.
“Our women are crying every day due to lack of men to marry and support them economically hence they engage in prostitution. So please try to work hard and be productive so that you can help our women by marrying two or more wives provided you are able to provide for their basic needs”.
“As government, we shall be giving some small incentives to such men provided you don’t abuse your wives”, said Cde Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe has the highest level of prostitution in Sourthen Africa among young girls and women who are not in school or formal employment.