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Father Of Nations| Meet Themba Mliswa’s Inspiration Chief Marange Who Has 80 Children

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Meet Themba Mliswa’s Inspiration Chief Marange Who Has 80 Children
Father Of Nations| Meet Themba Mliswa’s Inspiration Chief Marange Who Has 80 Children

In true, “be fruitful and multiply” fashion Chief Marange from Marange in Mutare District has fathered more than 80 children with countless women.

The Manica Post reports that his official wives whom he customarily married are 11 but he lost two to death and the other two to divorce, leaving him with seven.

However, the number bounced back to 11 after he inherited four wives from his late brothers (kugara nhaka).

With the inherited wives, Chief Marange has fathered eight children, while he has 64 offspring with his married wives.

Eight more children were fathered out of wedlock and are yet to be formally brought into the family.

Apparently, contrary to popular belief, the chief, born Makungauta Mutisi Murwira Marange, does not belong to an apostolic church, popular for encouraging polygamy within their members.

Chief Marange is a devoted Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church member, a Christian church that criticise polygamy.
“I am a firm believer and I understand the Bible more than anyone in the SDA Church or any other denomination. I read to understand and interpret it. Genesis 1 v 28 guides me. How else do you think the Lord expected us to ‘fill the earth and reign over the fish in the sea’ with only one wife and a few children?

“That verse was put in there for a reason. Besides that, what else can make a man happy than a full house and a lot of children,” laughed Chief Marange in an interview recently.

From his story, an appetite for a big family was passed down from his late father as he was born to a second wife of a polygamist on June 6, 1933 and had 22 siblings

“Polygamy in Zimbabwe was traditionally practised by tribal chiefs as a means of elevating their social standing, though they would typically only take two or three wives, but I was a polygamist even before I was made substantive chief in 2016. This was because it is my family’s belief that we should be fruitful and multiply as taught by our late fathers,” he said.

Chief Marange claims he knows all his children by name and face and that he shares his love fairly among all of them.

He, however, does not know the number of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as they are many.

“To tell you the truth, my family tree, with me as the head has hundreds of people. Imagine if all my children had five children each, but that is not the case, because they actually have more

“Most of my children are polygamists, with some having as many as five wives each and have five children with each wife. I have actually lost count because I have a lot of grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as great-great-grandchildren,” he said.

His first born child is 69 years old, while his youngest is only two

Thrity-five of them are females, while the rest are males.

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