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Swazi king's 6th wife leaves him

2012-05-06 14:41

Johannesburg - The 6th wife of Swazi King Mswati III has left the royal compound, the Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) said on Sunday.

"She left the royal household last night, citing many years of emotional and physical abuse by her husband as the reason for her departure," SSN said in a statement.

Angela "LaGija" Dlamini had been unhappy for a long time and had thought of leaving for many years, a royal guard told SSN.

She left the palace to visit her parents in Hhohho, northern Swaziland.

From there, she disappeared and was believed to be staying with relatives in the Mkhuzweni region of the country, said Lukhele.

LaGija is the third of the king's wives to leave the royal household.

House arrest

According to a 2004 report in the Daily Sun, the first to flee was Delisa Magwaza, 30, known as Inkhosikati LaMagwaza, who made her way to London via Cape Town.

She was followed by Putsoana Hwala, 30, known as Inkhosikati LaHwala, who left behind her three children.

Mswati's 12th wife Mswati Nothando Dube, 22, known as Inkhosikati LaDube, was placed under house arrest at the home of the king's mother in 2010 after an alleged affair with Swaziland's justice minister Ndumiso Mamba. Mamba was fired.

LaDube has three children with Mswati. According to SSN, she was staying with the king for the sake of her children.

Last month, the king received a jet for his 44th birthday, despite a financial crisis in the country.

Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini said the king now owned a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 twin-engine jet, AFP reported.

"His majesty's government has the honour to announce to the nation that the king has received a gift of a DC-9 aircraft from development partners and friends of the king, to be used by their majesties for travels abroad," Dlamini reportedly said at the time.

Comments
  • kim.buren - 2012-05-06 14:53

    Shame......Bwhahahahahahahah

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-06 15:03

      Did he get that plane to get up in the morning, if you know what I am meaning. Swaziland does not have elections or ....

      wesley.nel.5 - 2012-05-06 15:59

      Imagine all of them leave him and he have to pay maintenance

      kim.buren - 2012-05-06 16:03

      Worse if this happened to Zuma Wesley

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-05-06 16:13

      Zuma has his plane and election and ....

  • Mosa Kola - 2012-05-06 15:05

    It was only a matter of time, others will follow. Nd thy gna get love, of whch is smetn thy werent gettn 4rm da king

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-06 15:13

    Mswati iii ===== corrupt and evil === the fat gaddafi of the South

  • sasekile - 2012-05-06 15:15

    Finally realised money cannot buy love. She knew what she was getting herself into when she marriied, hope she was wise enough to educate herself during her years in an abusive relationship and she can now stand up on her own

  • hlongwanech - 2012-05-06 15:21

    it wpuld be better if she studied law in order to tame he husband some years to come,money cannot setisfy love.

  • Ian - 2012-05-06 15:21

    He can not perform for his country and can not perform in the bedroom either. I guess he is a \Speedy Gonzales\.

  • Blane - 2012-05-06 15:28

    Wham bam thank you ma'am

  • bmhadebe - 2012-05-06 15:35

    Ok, I don't give a rat's ass about Mswati and his wives, what happens in his household stays there. My major concern is that millions are starving and yet he and his wives and kids are lavishing in luxury. What do u guys think about monarchism? Is there a place for such a ruler in this day and age? What is the AU saying?

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-05-07 20:11

      Europe has many Kingdoms, like the UK, Holland , Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Spain..........and ironically , even many of the so-called republicans admire their kings or queens. They get paid by the State, but they work, and most of them, work damn hard. There seems to be a place for monarchies in these countries, and they have a role in their democracies. But with Mswati its a very different story. He has distroyed their democracy, like suspending parliament and the banning of trade unions and taken away,many freedoms, like the freedom of speech !! Mswati made himself a dictator, with no accountability to anyone...!!! He treats Swaziland as his personal playground He has even shown that he will use violence, to oppose anyone challenging his authority !!! He is bad news for the Swazi people !! And the AU ??? They have this crazy policy; NOT to criticize any Head of State. Not that I am a fan of the ANCYL, but they have been the ONLY ones, who have openly opposed Mswati, and given their support to the Swazi, banned, opposition !!!!

  • Melanie - 2012-05-06 15:35

    he should have gone for polygamy 101 class: lecture jacob 'marry me' zuma.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-05-06 15:37

    Kings are not God nor are they Prophets of God. What is past History in The Holy Bible is the Past. There is only One King Left and He will Come again To Rule His Kingdom here on Earth, Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit of God, Our Father and Creator of this Universe. Shame on these men who claim that they can have many wives and still use and abuse these women. Which Bible and God do they Read and worship? He will be called up for account at The Lord's judgment Seat on the final day of account. He should be punished for abusing these women.

  • Innocent - 2012-05-06 15:52

    Angela should know from begining King Swati is normal human being. He can not satisfy 6 wives,women put themselves for enrich with material things,after get it ,she claim was abusive she lie to nation.how can just imagine wed a man with other wives, what can expect,nothing other than material things only,no lust.

  • dianne.hartley.9 - 2012-05-06 15:53

    the 3rd to leave? surely that should tell 'his highness' something. mind you, it wont be long before they're replaced

  • thapelo.khasela - 2012-05-06 16:22

    That's bad

  • Msizi.nyalungu - 2012-05-06 16:26

    Umsangano nje lo

      william.w.ndwandwe - 2012-05-07 00:52

      ngumsangano ngoba ulala nebafati kepha sive sihluphekile.

  • Mimi - 2012-05-06 16:28

    its abt time...Zuma must watch out 2....! Their greed is catching up with the 1st culprit....!

  • rebecca.robyn - 2012-05-06 16:29

    good for her...and the others who also left! Which poor naive child is he gonna marry now, before she also wises up by age 30, tires of him and eventually leaves as well. Wish the whole harem would do the same...(sigh!)

  • Zahir - 2012-05-06 16:34

    He cannot service all wives it is too much work for one man

  • Florence - 2012-05-06 16:40

    Watch the space, time will tell. There are soooo many Speedies in this world mostly sitting on the various types of thrown. Gone is the era of flipping Polygamy 1:1 is hard enough who do they all think they are? Sex machines. When is the wreath time by the way, watch those youngsters parading their a**es to be picked by Speedy Gonzalves himself, for all they have no goal, direction or purpose in life. They deserve the abuse if any, for all I care...

  • Blaktoy - 2012-05-06 16:43

    its been a long time coming.i hope other Swazi girls dont fall into that trap of polygamy.marriage it not easy with only one wife.....

  • sifiso.ndlangamandla - 2012-05-06 16:59

    bhasobha Msholozi, kukhona la beshoda khona...........

  • Osama - 2012-05-06 17:49

    I am sure Mswati ga a monate

  • Rob - 2012-05-06 17:52

    Whats wrong? Not getting enough?

  • Thembi - 2012-05-06 22:08

    Hmmmnmnm there is Trouble in paradise

  • Ted - 2012-05-06 22:53

    Since morning I have been practicing a hug. I have made up my bed the first time in a while. Shaved, bought a roll-on, and cut the hair you know where. My eyes are pealed until now, in case she passes by....

  • masiagwala.a.mukololo - 2012-05-07 00:01

    lol ders a shortage of viagra in swaziland

  • Sango - 2012-05-07 07:56

    what are the others still waiting for go.

  • Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-05-07 08:04

    Arrogant,ignorant and a very stupid prick.We still have mercenaries in South Africa mos,the man needs to be assassinated because he won't listen even if Obama talks to him.

  • mike.shongwe1 - 2012-05-07 17:13

    Aaaaaaah shame Angela

  • Dracula1jimmaro - 2012-05-08 09:56

    Hahahaha Mswati Uyezu '7 mfana wami!

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