Social commentator Frank Gashumba said wedding rings have trapped a lot of men into marriages they dread.
\”The smallest prison in the world is a wedding ring,\” said the controversial businessman while appearing on Radio 4. \”This metal, the garbage you buy in the supermarket.\”
According to Gashumba, this has been occasioned by women getting married to men they don\’t love. That they are just attracted to the resources and availability.
\”You rather live a single happy life than a troubled married life… People are badly behaved,\” he argued. \”… the most amusing thing is that women don\’t get married to people they love… young ladies don\’t get married to men they love; they get married to men who are ready.\”
Gashumba, who is not married and has always punched holes into the institution, said the aforementioned happens because the men women date usually aren\’t ready to get married so they go with the ready ones.
However, he noted, this eventually leads to problems. He said he knows a married couple that has been together for seven years, but they live in separate rooms. They even used different refrigerators, according to him.
Frank Gashumba said that in countries like Rwanda, when you move in with a woman for six months, if neighbours confirm that you were together for that period before separation, she talks half your assets.
The philanthropist, businessman and social commentator has always had controversial opinions on relationships. He has previously told women to worship men who provide for them.