In case you’ve missed it, the Department of Home Affairs has published a landmark green paper [policy document] calling for polyandry to be legally recognised as a form of marriage.
Polyandry is the reverse of polygamy, meaning a woman marries more than one man. Currently, in South Africa only polygamous marriages are allowed, this is, according to the Department of Home Affairs, complete discrimination and does not promote equality.
The department’s Green Paper on Marriages also puts forward proposals to recognise Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Rastafarian marriages.
ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe and reality TV star polygamist Musa Mseleku have both opposed the proposed polyandry legislation in recent media interviews.
The topic has sparked a major debate on Twitter, here are some of the tweets:
If South Africa goes through with this polyandry matter. They'll just be about the most iconic country to ever country ever. 😂😂😂🙌🙌🙌
— 7 January. 😍🎉 (@Gorthan_Sir) May 16, 2021
He's saying polyandry will cause "commotion and drama" like he isn't on tv with his polygamy drama https://t.co/cEL7RLspsX
— south africa is musty (@thoughtiana__) May 16, 2021
South Africa is at war with GBV and our government thinks polyandry is a good idea.
— cont;nue/• (@Bhuti_Yanchaza) May 13, 2021
I’m in full support of the proposed legislative bill from Home Affairs allowing polyandry in South Africa…
— Lerato Moloko Mphahlele 🇿🇦 (@_Lerato_Moloko) May 13, 2021
Seeing men freak out about polyandry being legalized in South Africa is really funny😂😂😂
— Girl on drugs💨 (@_sadgirldiary) May 13, 2021