It has been said that twins share almost
everything but sharing a husband may
seem unimaginable. But Zambia’s
Livingstone-based twin sisters Gracious
and Grace are happily married to a man
they gave conditions to, they said “take all
The Tswana, Botswana twins are married
to 25-year-old Kays Kaundula, who lives
in Livingstone Island in Zambia.
Kaundula, his wives Grace and Gracious
and his three daughters from the two twin
sisters show off their family and lifestyles.
Kaundula runs his own motor vehicle
mechanical workshop in Livingstone
Island’s residential area and shares a
house with his wives.
Kaundula however was later to discover
that the sisters shared a cell phone and
that in his conversations he proposed
love to both sisters and both accepted.
A visit to plot 140, the residence of
Kaundula, was met with a sweet greeting
of small twin girls, who are Kaundula’s
four-year-old daughters from Gracious.
Gracious and Grace seem happily married
and Gracious even says when her
daughters grow up and decide to get
married, she would want them to get
married to one man.
“I want them to be together just like us.
This is what we set for ourselves as we
grew up and we are happy that we have
achieved what is good for us and our
Asked what they would do if Kaundula
decided to get another wife since he was
already in a polygamous status, the two
sisters at the same time reply,
“we will divorce him.”
Kaundula’s marriage is one which he says
he first could not understand as he was
first confused when he met the two
“I was picked by an amateur football team
to play in Gaborone in Botswana and after
one game as I walked out of the stadium I
was greeted with a sweet voice from one
of my wives, I can’t tell who. I was told
that I had played a nice game.
“From there I continued talking to her or
now realise that it was them on a cell
phone as I later discovered that they were
using one phone so I was talking to either
of the two every time I called,” Kaundula
He says their relationship continued from
phone conversations until he was later to
meet them again as if by destiny’s design
in Livingstone when they visited one of
“After I left Botswana, I enrolled at
Livingstone Institute of Business and
Engineering studies and I happened to
one day meet one the twins when they
came to visit their sister who was staying
near the institute and from there here we
are,” he said.
Kaundula, who is chief executive officer of
Kays Auto Services dealing in engine
overhaul, servicing, electric repairing and
motor vehicle repair consultancy, says he
was told by the twins when he proposed
that they wanted to get married to one
man and if he was not ready, he would
have neither of them.
“I proposed and they told me that they
have been discussing my proposals which
I had been advancing through the phone.
Mind you it was one phone that they
shared and at that time they were much
slimmer than now and I could not tell
them apart, so I accepted and got married
“My dowry was paid to my mother in-law
who has since passed on in Botswana,”
He said he underwent a few difficulties
with his own family when he told them of
the marriage arrangement.
“Some opposed and others seemed to
agree but also said I was overloading
myself. One funny thing I realised later
was that on the day I met the twin in
Botswana, I was greeted twice by a person
I thought had greeted me earlier.
“I did not know that they were twins. It
also surprised me that I fell in love with
both of them and when I proposed they
also said I would get none unless I got
them both. They say love is not shared
but for me it’s shared equally,” he says.
He says that he can now tell his wives
apart, unlike the early days when he first
met them. Kaundula says they would both
answer to any of their names when he
“When I call and say Grace I would get a
‘yes’ at the other end when actually I was
talking to Gracious. I have three
daughters; one with Grace and twins with
Gracious. I have Chiluba and Chipo aged
four and one month old. Chiluba who is
named after my only surviving sister who
is a teacher in Mansa and the other after
my other sibling Chipo who is in Lusaka.
“My other daughter from Grace is
Blessings. I also have another brother in
Lusaka (named) Paul,” Kaundula said.
Asked how people in the community react
to the marital arrangement, Gracious and
Grace say they have been told that they
did a right thing.
“Our friends say we did a good thing and
they envy us. I work at Tukale Lodge and
my sister is at home helping with the
children. On your question of him
bringing another wife our only resolve
would be to divorce him, we are very
happy with the way we are staying as a
family and that is what we want for our
children,” Gracious says.
The sisters say they are the last children
in a family of five and that all their
relatives who are in Botswana approve of
Kaundula has continued with his football
career with Blue Arrows Football Club who
train at the Zambezi Sports Club under the
sponsorship of the Zambia Air For
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