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Swaziland King Mswati III, Marries Cabinet Minister’s Daughter As 14th Wife

September 20, 2017 – Swaziland King Mswati III, Marries Cabinet Minister’s Daughter As 14th Wife

Swazi king Mswati the third has gotten himself a new bride. Her name is Siphelele Mashwama the daughter of a Swaziland Cabinet minister, Jabulile Mashwama.

The Swazi king unveiled his new bride after long speculations about the royalty’s plans to have a fourteenth wife.

According to Buzz SouthAfrica, The 19-year-old Siphelele Mashwama was confirmed the new bride for the Swazi King Mswati by royal festivities overseer, Hlangabeza Mdluli who revealed that the new bride is currently in New York in the United States, where the king (49) is attending the United Nations General Assembly.

Mdluli told local journalists on Sunday while the king was about to board his flight to the New York, that the king has officially made a choice of the new wife. Siphelele seems to be king Mswati’s latest and youngest wife in terms of age.

Other of his wives 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.

Swazi king Mswati is also said to have over 13 children which include his eldest daughter HRH Princess Sikhanyiso, Sibahle Dlamini, Makhosothando Dlamini, Majaha Dlamini, Tiyandza Dlamini, Sakhizwe Dlamini, Saziwangaye Dlamini, Bandzile Dlamini, Lindaninkosi Dlamini, Mcwasho Dlamini, Temtsimba Dlamini and Temaswati Dlamini, among others.

It’s a common tradition 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).

The Reed Dance ceremony is an annual Swazi and Zulu tradition held in August or September. In Swaziland, tens of thousands of unmarried and childless Swazi girls and women travel from the various chiefdoms to Ludzidzini to participate in the eight-day event and would-be brides are publicly checked to ascertain that their virginity was still intact.

It would be recalled that the 49-year old Swazi king Mswati who calls himself ngweyama, “the lion,” had months back kicked against people filing for a divorce, saying it was against the culture of Swaziland.

“In our culture, once you marry someone, there is no turning back. There is no word for “divorce” in Siswati, the official language of Swaziland, the king added.

The Swaziland officials went further to explain the king’s comment, saying that the comment about divorce was not a decree until he officially tables them, run counter to a recently submitted marriage bill by Swaziland’s attorney general that allows for divorce on certain grounds. Divorce is not permitted under current legislation but a process called Kumbuyisela ekhaya, which refers to reuniting a married woman with her family, is allowed.

[Buzz South Africa]



  1. Nothembile

    September 21, 2017 at 6:54 AM

    King Mswati is from Swaziland and not South Africa. Geography and African History lessons …

  2. Elvis

    September 21, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    Come on guys always verify your source before publication, the king is not from SA. KING MSWATI is the king of kingdom of Swaziland please.

  3. DB

    September 21, 2017 at 4:26 PM

    so if he lives to be 90yrs, he woul have married 41 more wives. we need to deport some of our men to swaaziland and find one royal title for them!

  4. joe

    September 21, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    This is the most foolish kingdom that I have ever seen in life in this 20 century we are now, one woman is troublesome and some like this foolish king using people tax money to be getting marrying to all the young lady in Swaziland and while 99% of Swaziland are suffering day and night, they don’t have good road and water system and light and etc, no good medical systems in places n he just sat on every wealth of the country n using their tax money to be buying lastest BWM and destroying young ladies life just in the name of monarch government etc, I know someday they will be liberated from this foolish king, in fact Africa continent needed to be recolonized again

  5. fifelomo

    September 21, 2017 at 7:03 PM

    Hmmm every year he’s entitled to a new wife, hmmm may God have mercy. What kind of tradition could that be? All the wives will reign for one year bfo they become abandon properties .

  6. Big Aunty Koks

    September 21, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Well, King Solomon is said to have married 300 wives and maintained 700 concubines so the present king is only following the tradition of Kings. In the end King Solomon said it was all vanity. Maybe HRH here will hold a different view.

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