King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini formall Kingdom of Swaziland has declared that men will from March 2019 be required to marry at least five wives or be jailed if they fail to do so.
The king, who has 15 wives and 25 children. His father and predecessor has more than 70 wives and 150+ children revealed that Swaziland is facing a very serious problem as there are more women than men in his country. Men are therefore required and expected to take more wives so that every woman gets a husband.
The country which is known to be full of virgins, is also said to have more women than men. So, in a statement, king Mswati called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives and the government assured the men that it would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them. King Mswati warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face a life sentence”.
King Mswati III also invited South African men and men from other countries who feel they can manage more than one wife to come over to his country and get wives for themselves, FREE of charge.
The department of Home Affairs in South African revealed that it has seen an increasing number of men coming to get their passports sorted so they can travel to the country of Swaziland to get wives for themselves.