Swazi king marries 11th wife

02005-05-30 | Uncategorized | 1 comment

Africa’s last absolute monarch has been criticised for having so many wives in a country with one of the world’s highest rates of HIV infection.

He owns a fleet of luxury cars, including a $500,000 Maybach, and has spent millions of dollars refurbishing palaces for his wives. The 37-year-old’s lavish lifestyle is at odds with the living conditions of his people, most of whom live in poverty. The unemployment rate stands at 40% while nearly 70% of the country’s one million inhabitants live on less than $1 a day and nearly 40% of adults are HIV positive.

Noliqwa Ntentesa, who was forced to give up high school when she was picked three years ago, was smeared in traditional red ochre and married in a secret wedding service held last week at a royal palace.
From the BBC

1 Comment

  1. Peace

    You are not Swazi and don’t have a clue of what you’re talking about. So please do yourself a favor and just shut up!!


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