Wednesday, 20 September 2017

South African King marries 19-year-old as his 14th wife

Swazi king Mswati the third of South Africa has taken another wife for himself to make it the number fourteenth wife.

The king has taken a new bride, her name is Siphelele Mashwama the daughter of Swaziland cabinet minister, Jabulile Mashwama.

The new young bride was unveiled after long speculations about the royalty's plans to have a fourteenth wife.

According to reports Buzz South Africa, the 19-year-old bride, Siphelele Mashwama was confirmed as the new bride for the Swazi King Mswati by royal festivities overseer, Hlangabeza Mdluli.

Hlangabeza Mdluli revealed that the new bride is currently in New York in the United States of America, where the king is attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Other wives of the king include: Inkhosikati LaMatsebula, Inkhosikati LaMotsa, Inkhosikati LaMbikiza, Inkhosikati LaNgangaza, Inkosikati LaMagwaza (deserted), Inkhosikati LaHoala (deserted), Inkhosikati LaMasango, Inkhosikati LaGija (deserted), Inkhosikati Magongo, Inkhosikati LaMahlangu, Inkhosikati LaNtentesa, Inkhosikati LaNkambule, Inkhosikati Ladube and Inkhosikati LaFogiyane.

According to the tradition, it is common for the Swaziland king to choose a wife every year. Last year, the Sherburne-educated King chose a new bride during the well-known Reed Dance ceremony, also known as Umhlanga).

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