A female politician in Tanzania has surprised scores of social media users after she congratulated her husband for marrying a second wife.
Zainab Abdallah, who works as a District Commissioner in Tanzania took to her Instagram page last week to send the congratulatory message to her husband, Abdul Mohamed Khoulan, who is the CEO of Azam Club in Dar es Salaam. Her message comes just seven months after she tied the knot with her husband.
The politician shared photos of her husband and his new wife, saying she supports the marriage as she is often not able to find time for her husband due to her work schedule.
Below is what she wrote on her Instagram page:
“Let me take this opportunity to congratulate my husband @vanmohamed for marrying a second wife. Because my Islamic religious practice allows such an arrangement. I advised him to marry another woman. My decision to get a co-wife was triggered by the nature of my job, which forces me to travel away from home often, consequently depriving my husband of basic needs in a marriage.
“I thank him for understanding me and heeding to my request. I am glad to welcome on board @only_chibeb as a co-wife, who will help me in a big way to look after our husband, a responsibility which is very demanding.
“I receive @only_chibeb with both arms, and I pray God ensures peace reigns in our union so that we can live happily forever and ever.”
Her comments have, however, received mixed reactions from Tanzanians. While some do not have any problem with her comments particularly based on religion, others feel they were not necessary.
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