Popular South African singer and actress Maumela Mahuwa, who plays the role of Susan on soapie Muvhango has said that modern men are getting into polygamy for all the wrong reasons. Maumela knows what she is talking about as she has played the role of Susan on Muvhango for the past 19 years. Susan has endured a lot of pain and drama as the first wife of polygamous chief Azwindini Mukwevho.
The actress has advised women to stay away from polygamous marriages warning that there is too much drama and hurt in it for them.
In an interview with TshisaLive, Maumelo said,
“I would vehemently discourage women to get into polygamous relationships.
“If you see a man and he’s married and he wants to marry you too, I need to ask you something as a woman: if you want to marry a man who is married to someone else, what are you hoping to achieve?
“What do you think you’d get out of that? You are going to spend the rest of your life in a mental tug-of-war with yourself, with the man and with the other woman.”
Maumela stressed that one of the reasons why she is adamantly against polygamous relationships is that the intentions of modern men are seldom pure.
“I really don’t think modern men are suggesting polygamy for the right reasons,” said the actress, who has also launched her music career.
“I will not address the first wife. I will say to the one who wants to be the second wife, how would you feel if another woman did to you what you are doing to that poor woman? How would you feel?
“For me personally, I would never do it – because I prioritise my peace and I don’t like drama. When I am at peace, I am content.”