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So who is his main wife, as in who does he bring along for state functions?
And how many children does he have?
I think that his main wife is HRH Inkhsoikati Queen LaMbikiza of Swaziland. Princess Sikhanyiso's mother. Although technically she is the third wife. But she is the first one that he actually got to choose for himself. I also heard rumor that she is one of his favorites. They've had their ups and downs. But, all is well with them. They have been married for years.
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King Mswati is currently on a visit to Zimbabwe:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/7555-k...sits-zimbabwe/
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King Mswati was scheduled to visit the former residence of King Lobengula during his visit to Zimbabwe; however, the visit was cancelled due to embarrassment by Zimbabwean officials over the deterioration of the residence:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/8655-d...-be-cancelled/

A rather strange story: Michael Jackson promised King Mswati III that he would build a Disney-style theme park in Swaziland.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/9044-m...for-swaziland/

The president of Libya Mummar Gadaffi presented King Mswati III with a gift of 6 camels:
http://www.theroyalforums.com/9198-l...d-with-camels/
There have never been camels in Swaziland before.
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In Pictures: World's Richest Royals - Forbes.com

Here is a new Forbes list for 2009. King Mswati's wealth has went down one hundred million this year.
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Ted Machobane Reilly, the Big Game Parks proprietor, is displaying to the world a Royal Warrant purportedly signed by His Majesty the King, giving him powers to shoot to kill poachers.
An article in Times of Swazilend
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The King of Swaziland Mswati III yesterday toured the Siteki water supply system, which is still under construction.
The King first toured the water treatment plant located close to the Simunye Sugar Mill.
He then toured the booster pump station, which is also located at Simunye, the Lonhlupheko reservoir and pump station followed by the Lukhula and Good Shepherd reservoirs.
All five installations comprise the Siteki Water Supply system, which is expected, upon completion to end for good, the water blues at this small eastern border town.
The project is being carried out by the Swaziland Water Services Corporation and is expected to be completed by next April.
The intention is to have clean potable water supplied to the Siteki town and surrounding areas that include Mpaka, Malindza, Mpolonjeni, Mhlumeni and right up to Lomahasha.
All these areas have a history of being drought-stricken.
The Swazi Observer and one more article
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Can someone tell me the religion of King Mswati III? I've been asking a lot but a lot of people gave me the answer to the religion of Swaziland people not the King's itself.

Most of the people of Swaziland are Protestants but I doubt the King is one because the religion does not allow bigamy yet alone polygamy of 14 wives!
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Princess Sikhanyiso’s solo debut project will be released in September

The princess, who has previously worked with US rapper Redman, South African artist Mdu and local artist C-4, is currently recording a track with South African hip-hop artist Zuluboy.
Full article - The Swazi Observer
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Can someone tell me the religion of King Mswati III?
King Mswati III meets pastors - The Swazi Observer
The story of a prince
BBC News profile of the King
Homepage of the government of Swaziland
I hope these links will help you to find the answer.
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King of Swaziland at the King Oyo's party

KING Mswati of Swaziland is among the 100 cultural leaders expected to attend the 18th birthday and coronation celebrations of the king of Toro, Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, this weekend. - The New Vision Uganda
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On April 19th King Mswati III celebrates his 42nd birthday.
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Hidden dimentions of a birthday - The Swazi observer
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HIS Majesty King Mswati III has thanked Korean missionaries and citizens for contributing to the education of Swazi people.
This follows the proposed university which Korean missionaries under the African Continent Mission have promised to build in Swaziland. The King was speaking at Lozitha Palace April 16th 2010 where Korean ambassador to Swaziland Han-Soo Kim presented his letters of credence to the King. - The Swazi Observer
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Over 300 people yesterday braved the chilly evening weather to welcome His Majesty King Mswati III from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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The king has desire to knowledge economy

His Majesty King Mswati III says Swaziland has a desire to be part of the knowledge economy.
He said to achieve this it was essential for the country to establish partnerships with friendly organisations that had travelled this route. - Swazi Observer
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Twelfth wife of king 'caught in sting with her lover'

12th wife of the King of Swaziland, a former 'Miss Teen' beauty contestant, has been placed under house arrest after she was allegedly caught with her lover, the country's justice minister.Queen Inkosikati LaDube (Mswati Nothando Dube), 22, and married minister Ndumiso Mamba were reportedly discovered by police in what is thought to have been a "sting" operation at the Royal Villas hotel in a town near Mbabane, the kingdom's capital.
With the 42-year-old King Mswati III away on a state visit to Taiwan, she has reportedly been placed under surveillance at her mother-in-law's home while Mr Mamba is in jail on the king's orders.
Ms Dube first caught the king's eye when she was 16 at the annual Reed Dance, when tens of thousands of topless Swazi virgins pay homage to the monarch.
Inkhosikati LaDube, as she became known, bore him a daughter within a year and a son soon afterwards.
If the charges were proved, Mr Mamba would get the death sentence and Ms Dube would be banished. - Independent

Report angers Swazi Queen - TimesLive.co.za
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Swazi prince threatens journalists who ‘write bad things'

During a 21 July public forum called the Smart Partnership National Dialogue in the central commercial city of Manzini, Prince Mahlaba, brother of Swaziland's absolute ruler King Mswati III, was quoted by local media as saying: 'I want to warn the media to bury things that have the potential of undermining the country rather than publish all and everything even when such reports are harmful to the country's international image.
Journalists who continue to write bad things about the country will die.' - Commetee to protect journalists
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More on 'royal affair' in Swaziland - Morung Express and Daily Telegraph articles

Swaziland’s justice minister, Ndumiso Mamba, in a desperate effort to escape arrested after being caught having sex with King Mswati's wife, tried to hide in the base of a bed. - Full article + picture
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Swazi king a baffled soul - ZambiaPost
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The article asks about the limits in promoting and defending Swazi traditions.

In Swaziland's case (like Lesotho) it is an achievement that it attained and preserved its independence as a small kingdom that's surrounded by big neighbours- and in Swaziland's case that was Apartheid South Africa and a newly-independent Communist-ruled Mozambique. King Sobhuza II had to find a balance. The end of the Cold War and Apartheid should have made things easier for his successor Mswati III and one would hope a more open climate, but he continues his rule as a personal fiefdom (with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rates).

Now Lesotho is quite a contrast- the monarchy is purely ceremonial, and the country took a long time to find peace and stability. But Lesotho's royals couldn't be more different because they seem far more low-key in comparison.

Yes, it is an achievement that African monarchies both sovereign (Lesotho and Swaziland) and non-sovereign (everywhere else) have survived colonialism and the post-colonial turmoil. And that makes them an institution of stability and continuity with African traditions. But what Mswati III is doing, is sending out contradictory messages- that he wants to preserve Swaziland's traditions while also leading a lavish life that, some might say, is quite un-traditional.
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King's brother claims: HIV threat "exaggerated"

While the Swazi nation was still recovering from the royal sex scandal involving the king’s twelfth wife and the minister of Justice Chief Logcogco (also known as Prince Mangaliso), the chairman of the advisory body to the king, is embroiled in a custody battle with a lady young enough to be his granddaughter. - allAfrica.com

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