Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Men in Swaziland (now eSwatini) will, from June 2019, be required to marry at least two or more wives or face jail time, King Mswati III has declared.

The king, who has 15 wives and 25 children, noted that there are more women than men in Swaziland which he says is a very serious problem for a country, which is known to be full of virgins.

Hence, he wants men from Eswatini to marry more wives so that every woman gets a husband.

King Mswati warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face a life sentence”.

The King’s father and predecessor has more than 70 wives and over 150 children.

In a statement, King Mswati called for all men in the country to marry at least three wives and promised that the Government would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them.

Swaziland or eSwatini is a tiny country of 1.1 million people, where 63% live below the national poverty line.

However, the King lives large and he’s known to own some of the world’s most expensive toys that includes a customized Airbus A340-300.


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