Zimbabwean lawmaker Joseph Chinotimba and his wife, Vimbai, cruised to victory this weekend in a kissing competition sponsored by the Book of African Records.
The two, marked Valentine’s Day in style, beat other contests to win $1,000, a food hamper and a year’s subscription with DSTV.
Chinotimba told Studio 7 that he is happy that they won the competition, which did not need any rehearsals.
“We do this at home and so it was easy to win this competition,” said the Zanu PF legislator for Buhera South.
The two scooped the top prize after kissing for 10 minutes and 17 seconds.
The runners-up only identified as a Mr. Mbundure and his wife lasted only 5 minutes and 23 seconds. The third spot went to Jabulani Maphosa and Shyline Hama, whose smooching lasted two minutes and 35 seconds.
According to the state-controlled media, the contestants were married people who had to kiss continuously with lips glued to each other all the time.
A Thai couple is believed to be holding the world record in such a kissing competition – 58 minutes.