Swaziland-The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III has made it known today in his country that from June 2019, men will be subjected to marrying the minimum of five wives or risk landing in jail.
According to a statement from the Monarch, he called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives, assuring the men that the 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.”
The King noted a warning that any one that violates the law “will face life sentence”
The order, according to IHarare, is to ensure every woman gets a husband as it is believed that men taking more wives will help women get husbands
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.