Tuesday, June 9, 2009
King Mswati III (right) with a Malaysian diplomat
King Mswati III
Normally in a country where the monarchy system is still in existence, you will have only one King and one Queen... at most 2 or 3 Queens..
But in Swaziland, it has been a traditions for the King to have more than 10 wives or Queens!!
So, no country in the world can beat that statistic!!!
Perhaps only the founder of Playboy Magazine - Hugh Hefner is undisputed in that aspect!!
What makes the King of Swaziland so good in sexual prowess ??????
What types of food he consumed to have that kind of stamina and libido to sleep with so many wives every night???
Mswati III (born Makhosetive on April 19, 1968) is currently the king of Swaziland, and head of the Swazi Royal Family.
He succeeded his father, Sobhuza II, in 1986 as absolute monarch; and in 2005, his role was modified only slightly as a constitutional monarch in the small southern African state.
Currently, he has 14 wives and 23 children!!
He is one of many sons of King Sobhuza II (who had 70 wives and at the time of his death left over 1,000 grandchildren) and the only child of Ntombi Tfwala, also known as Inkhosikati.
King Mswati III was once critized for his lavish and extravagant lifestyles that contrasts sharply with his country's widespread poverty.
It was reported that each of King Mswati III brides has been given a retinue, a palace and a new BMW.
In the government’s latest budget, about $30 million was set aside for “royal emoluments.”
But the king’s income is generally believed to exceed that. The royal family also controls a corporate business empire “in trust for the nation,” investing in sugar cane, commercial property and a newspaper.
Forbes.com, which is fond of ranking the rich elite, recently listed Mswati III as the world’s 15th wealthiest monarch, estimating his fortune at $200 million.
Village scene in Swaziland
Swazis have enjoyed decades of peace and are rightfully proud of their culture. But poverty has entrapped two-thirds of the people, leaving hundreds of thousands of them malnourished. And these days death casually sweeps away even the strong.
A market in Swaziland
The country has one of the worst rates of H.I.V.. infection in the world. Life expectancy has fallen from 60 years in 1997 to barely half that now. Nearly a third of all children have lost a parent.
Hail to the King of Swaziland...!!