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Sep 11, 2014 2:44 PM

A Happy Marriage, A Terrible Secret, A Healthy Baby

Phelokazi Tinzi met the man of her dreams at a barbecue.

She was 28 years old, and visiting her cousin in Cape Town, when her future husband approached her. "He told me I was beautiful, but I thought he was just saying that to every girl," she said. But she gave him a chance – and her phone number. A few weeks later, they were engaged.

They married in their families' ancestral land – South Africa's Eastern Cape, where subsistence farming is still the norm and cows are considered a form of currency.


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