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.

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