King Mswati III of Swaziland has asked all men in his kingdom to marry at least five wives from June 2019, or risk going to jail.
yans gathered that a statement by the King assuring the men that government would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them.
“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.”
King Mswati warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face a life sentence”.
The monarch noted that there are more women than men in Swaziland which he noted was a very serious problem for a country known to be full of virgins.
Reports say that the decision also came following the increasing number of virgins and scarcity of men in the country.
King Mswati himself has 15 wives and 25 children, while his father and predecessor had more than 70 wives and over 150 children. Related