Congolese man marries triplets on the same day
The world especially Africa was this week taken by storm when pictures of Luwizo, a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) marrying three women on the same day went viral on social media.
32-year old Luwizo from Kalehe, South Kivu in DRC says he met the sisters after he fell in love with Natalie (one of the triplets) who he met via Facebook.
When he finally organized the meeting to formalize their union at Natalie’s place, Luwizo who was to be welcomed by one of the triplets said he was shocked to meet three identical women. “I almost fainted. I asked them amongst all of you, who is Natalie? They even told me I had met all of them on different days I visited,” he said.
Without his knowledge, Natalie, who was dating Luwizo introduced him to her other sisters Nadege as well as Natasha who all also fell head over heels in love with him. The beautiful love story culminated when all three of the sister proposed to him at the same time, to which he gladly accepted.
“I became confused as I had planned to marry Natalie but what confused me was that I couldn’t marry one of the girls and leave the two behind!”
Triplets said: ‘When we told Luwizo that he had to marry the three of us, he was shocked. Because Luwizo had already fallen in love with all of us, he could not refuse the marriage. All three of us also loved Luwizo.’
He exchanged vows with Nadege, Natasha, and Nathalie, in a private ceremony in DRC where people have the legal right to get married to more than one person. The dazzling ceremony was graced by close friends and family, except Luwizo’s parents as they were not comfortable with the fact that their son was getting married to three women at the same time.
“You have to lose something in order to gain another,” he Luwizo commented about his parent’s refusal to be part of his big day. “In addition, one has their preferences and their own way of doing things.”
‘My parents do not understand what I am doing. They expressed displeasure over this polygamy. Later they did not even attend the wedding,’ said Luwizo.
Luwizo says that he is happy to marry all three, no matter what others think. All I can say is that love knows no bounds. Luwizo said, “It feels like I am having a dream.” His three wives are also very happy with this marriage.
The sisters, on their part, said they thought their future husbands would make them drift apart, terming the turn of events as ‘a dream come true’.
The sisters said they were at peace with marrying him because they have been close-knit since childhood. “Even though people consider it impossible for three women to share one husband, to us, sharing everything has been our life since childhood.”
Our dream came true. We thought we would be separated by marriage, but God heard our prayers,” Natalie commented.
By Racheal Nuwahereza