There are two kinds of polygamy: polygyny and polyandry. The latter is the least popular custom which is when one woman marries more than one man. This was practiced in the Lake Region of Central Africa and among some Maasai people in Kenya.
However, polygyny – which is when a man marries more than one wife – is the widely accepted practice in Africa, yet abhorred by the New Testament of the Bible which was preached by the colonialists.
1. King Mswati of Swatziland
Mswati, the polygamous king is told to use 42 million euros of Swaziland’s annual budget to support about 24 children and 14 women in 13 sumptuous palaces. Three of the king’s wives fled her kingdom in recent years, citing psychological and physical abuse. In 2012, 80,000 virgins with bare breasts danced for the king of Swaziland, for his pleasure and potentially the choice of a woman, or only some of them sleep with him from time to time. Who knows ?. His father, King Sobhuza II had 70 wives. Mswati has more brothers and sisters than any other royal monarch in the world – 96 of them. His last wife was married at 19, and he chose her at one of his ceremonies. He is one of the wealthiest monarchs in Africa, even though he governs a very small country.
2. Jacob Zuma from South Africa
Jacob Zuma, after serving as vice president of South Africa and before becoming president and president of the African National Congress (ANC), the political party, was accused of rape (2005-06). He is polygamous and very lascivious. President Jacob Zuma In 2014 hinted he might be ready to take a fifth wife to accompany him through in his old age. The 72-year-old man said in isiZulu “Angakayakhi Indlu yokugugela … laba ngisabathathile nje” (I have wives but I still marry one last).
The people who are close to him testify that he always talks about women and fantasy of how he would want to take them to his room. Zuma, who has about 20 children, has married six times but currently has four women on the state budget despite criticism from some taxpayers. He was once accused of rape, infidelity, among other shameful acts.
3. Mouammar Gaddafi of Libya
Gaddafi had two wives Safia Farkash and Fatiha al-Nuri. For many, the death of Muammar Gaddafi will confirm the end of an era, but for Safia, the woman who says the dictator has been watching her for five years, the Colonel’s shadow will haunt her forever. Safia says she felt a mixture of feelings when she saw images of the lifeless body of the leader, ranging from happiness to anger.
Gaddafi had female bodyguards that he raped, beaten and drugged. He would have made Orgies at his presidential home with bodyguards with whom he sometimes slept. According to reports, a dozen girls suffered the same fate to satisfy the colonel’s “perverse phantasms”, adding that they were often dressed as his female bodyguards. Sources also say that orgies were organized for the African heads of state who visited the leader and argue that African and European models, including Italy and Belgium, have been regularly recruited for these parties . “These women would leave with sacks full of money, but he never gave money to the Libyan girls whom he was slave to.
4. Yahya Jammeh from The Gambia
Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh had three wives, Alima Sallah, Zeinab Suma Jammeh, Tuti Faal. He fed Fatou Jarol-Jammeh, a recipient of scholarships, unfortunately the baby was diagnosed with Down syndrome, just like the two children of Mr. President. After the diagnosis, Fatou’s pregnancy was aborted in the United States.
Yahya Jammeh is known to be a woman thief and has had other children out of wedlock. He uses his wealth and power with young women and teenagers. It was voted the fourth most lascivious president in Africa.