Polygamist who birthed 281 children from 49 wives dies

A popular polygamist in Angola called Francisco Tchikuteny Sabalo has died – Francisco died from prostate cancer – The polygamist left 156 surviving children, 250 grandchildren and 42 wives behind

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, 19 April, 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 practised in the predominantly Christian country.     The late polygamist also fathered 281 children but 125 died before him, leaving 156 surviving children. Francisco has children and 67 great-grand-children surviving him.

Despite being a father of many children, it was reported that the polygamist valued education and spent more than a lot of money 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 fulfil 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.