Popular polygamist who birthed 281 children with 49 wives dies (photo)

Popular polygamist who birthed 281 children with 49 wives dies (photo)

- A popular polygamist in Angola called Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo has died

- Francisco died from prostate cancer

- The polygamist left 156 surviving children, 250 grandchildren and 42 wives behind

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Despite the social distancing rule, almost 1,000 people came out to pay their last respects to a popular polygamist in Angola.

The man identified as Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo died from prostate cancer and he was laid to rest on Sunday, April 19, 2020.

Before his death, the Angolan, who is popularly called Big Dad, was a man with a very big family.

Although a Christian, Francisco married 49 wives, seven of the women left the marriage before his death. While Angola law prohibits polygamy, it is widely practiced in the predominantly Christian country.    

The late polygamist also fathered 281 children but 125 died before him, leaving 156 surviving children. Francisco has 250 grandchildren and 67 great-grand-children surviving him.

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Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo
Angola mourns popular polygamist. Source: @VOA
Source: UGC

Despite being a father of many children, it was reported that the polygamist valued education and spent more than N540k every year on school supplies.

Three of his daughters are currently studying medical sciences and two sons are learning computer science.

The first wife of Francisco reveals her intentions to fulfill her husband's last wishes, which is to keep the children fed and united.

The extended family primarily relies on farming, raising domestic animals and the proceeds they get from the family business.

In other news, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a man explained why he shared one bed with two of his three wives.

A Tanzanian health doctor by the name Jj Mwaka narrated his story on how he ended up marrying three wives.

Speaking in an interview with Clouds Media accompanied by his second and third wife, the doctor said the only thing that led him to marry more than one wife is just greed, which many men are led by.

According to him, he married his second wife without his first wife's knowledge but he later found it tough hiding the second wife and finally decided to disclose the secret to his initial partner.

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