The Kingdom of Swaziland is located between South Africa and Mozambique.
Mswati III of Swaziland is the last absolute monarch in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He was born on the 19th April 1968 as the second of 67 sons of the elderly
King Sobhuza II, and the only child of Queen Ntombi Tfwala, one of the kings 70
wives. Mswati's birth name was Makhosetive - King of Nations. Four months
after his birth, Swaziland obtained independency from Britain.
King Sobhuza II died in 1982 and the 14 years old prince Makhosetive was chosen
to be the next king. Whilst Makhosetive continued his education in England and South
Africa, two wives of King Sobhuza II
served as regent; Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe from
1982-1983 and Queen Ntombi Tfwala from 1983-1986. Makhosetive was crowned
Mswati III -
King of Swaziland on 25th April 1986 at the age of 18. He thus became the youngest ruling
monarch in the world. Together with his mother, titled Indlovukazi - Great She
, he rules the country.
Mswati III currently has 27 children from his first 13 wives and wives-to-be:
For additional information on King Mswati III of Swaziland, visit
the Swaziland Wikipedia entry,
the website of the Swaziland Government
as well as the The Swaziland Tourism Authority.
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- A king’s ransom: Swaziland ruler’s jet held in Ontario - The Toronto Star, 22nd April 2016.
- King of Swaziland increases household budget to $61m - The Guardian, 14th May 2014.
- Last Dance for the Playboy King of Swaziland? - National Geographic, October 2014
- King of Swaziland's 'monarchical democracy' under spotlight ahead of elections. - The Telegraph, 14th September 2013.
- Der König von Swasiland, Mswati III. (45), hat sich seine 15. Ehefrau ausgewählt. - BILD.de, 16th September 2013.
- Swazi grannies export marijuana to South Africa - BBC video, 25th July 2013.
- Swaziland: Police in mini-skirt arrest threat - BBC News, 24th December 2012.
- Swaziland: A kingdom in crisis - BBC News, 12th July 2012.
- Will the cult of Swazi King Mswati ever end? - BBC News 19th April 2012.
- Crackdown on striking teachers - Education International, 3rd August 2012.
- Swaziland's King Mswati III given jet by 'sponsors' - BBC News, 25th April 2012.
- Student leader Maxwell Dlamini out on bail - Newstime Africa, 3rd February 2012.
- Swazi political prisoner nominated for Irish human rights award - Newstime Africa, 25 January 2012.
- Swazi Media Commentary - a blog about human rights in Swaziland.
- King of Swaziland breaks up with his 12th wife after she cheats on him - Daily Mail Online, November 2011
Swazi King Loses Two Wives - Still Has 11 - Voice of America, December 2011
- Swaziland King has eyes for 14th wife - The Telegraph, September 2007
- Swazi Candles - made in Swaziland using an ancient millefiore (thousand flowers) handicraft tradition.
- Africa's Real-Life Game of Thrones - theatlantic.com.
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