King of Swaziland orders men,
King of Swaziland orders men to marry, The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III has made a declaration in the country that starting from June 2019, men will be required to marry at least two or more wives, if not, they’ll face jail.
The king believes taking more wives will help women get husbands. Women are still regarded as sex objects meant only for procreation in many cultures and getting married is the ultimate for social acceptance.
The king, who has 15 wives and 25 children, while his father and predecessor has more than 70 wives and 150+ children, noted that there are more women than men in Swazilandwhich he says is a very serious problem for a country, which is known to be full of virgins.
According to IHarare, men from Swaziland 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.
“Here’s the deal, marry at least five wives and you’re assured that the government will pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them” a palace source reveals
Polygamy has caused a considerable amount of instability in many homes where it is being practiced. Strife, violence, rejection and poverty and depriving the young ones’ education have backgrounded its function of communal fraternity.