Senteni Masango (right) and another of the king's wives, Nkhosikati make la Ngangaza (left), take part in celebrations in Lubamba, Swaziland, in 2005
Monday, 9 April 2018
Photos: One of the wives of the polygamous king of Swaziland commits suicide
One of the wives of the polygamous king of Swaziland has been found dead at his private palace after reportedly taking her own life.
The body of Senteni Masango, 37, was discovered on Friday afternoon amid reports she had been suffering from depression having not been allowed to attend her sister's funeral. Queen LaMasango, as she was known after her marriage, was one of 15 wives of King Mswati III of Swaziland - Africa’s last absolute monarch. She married the king back in 2000 at the age of 18 after being specially selected from a parade of bare-chested women in a reed dance ceremony, and the couple had two children together.