Swazi King Set To Wed Fifteenth Wife

  September 19, 2013 at 4:04 am by

The King of Swaziland, Mswati III, has revealed his intentions to marry for the fifteenth time.

“I can confirm that the King has introduced to the nation a new liphovela [royal fiancee],” Mr Timothy Mtetwa, the governor of Ludzidzini Palace, told media outlets earlier this week. The introduction is believed to have taken place over the weekend at a traditional Reed Dance celebration.

The bride-to-be, who will become the King’s wife only once she falls pregnant, is 18-year-old Sindiswa Dlamini, a beauty pageant contestant.

Much scandal follows King Mswati wherever he goes, as he is the last remaining absolute monarch in sub-Saharan Africa, and lives a vastly lavish lifestyle while his citizens live in poverty. The treatment of his first fourteen wives – one of which is not considered by some as his wife as she fled the country before the wedding could take place – also contributes to his poor image.

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