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A Ugandan man is reported to have married two sisters on the same day - in addition to his first wife who he married 20 years ago.
Gifts are often presented from the groom's family members and group of friends to the bride and her family.
This came as a surprise to me, and I was a little nervous.
I assumed it was because I was the only Mzungu (Swahili word for white-skinned person) at the ceremony.
Ssemanda married his 48-year-old first wife, Salmat Naluwugge, 20 years ago and they have five children.
She dressed in a white wedding dress for his marriage to his two new wives, 27-year-old Jameo Nakayiza and 24-year-old Mastulah.'I thank our husband for marrying us all at once; it is a sign that he will not discriminate or take sides with any of us,' Salmat Naluwugge was quoted as saying.It usually takes place a couple of weeks before the formal wedding ceremony (a ceremony like we would have in the U. The family formally becomes one during this ceremony, and there are many customs that are followed to represent this happening.