Despite the social distancing rule, almost 1,000 people came out to pay their last respects to a popular polygamist in Angola.
The man identified as Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo died from prostate cancer and he was laid to rest on Sunday, April 19, 2020.
Before his death, the Angolan, who is popularly called Big Dad, was a man with a very big family.
Although a Christian, Francisco married 49 wives, seven of the women left the marriage before his death. While Angola law prohibits polygamy, it is widely practiced in the predominantly Christian country.
The late polygamist also fathered 281 children but 125 died before him, leaving 156 surviving children. Francisco has 250 grandchildren and 67 great-grand-children surviving him.
Angola mourns popular polygamist. Source: @VOA
Despite being a father of many children, it was reported that the polygamist valued education and spent more than N540k every year on school supplies.
Three of his daughters are currently studying medical sciences and two sons are learning computer science.
The first wife of Francisco reveals her intentions to fulfill her husband’s last wishes, which is to keep the children fed and united.
The extended family primarily relies on farming, raising domestic animals and the proceeds they get from the family business.