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Published on September 2, 2004 By mignuna In Current Events

In the Royal Village of Swaziland, thousands of young women have bared their breasts and danced for the King in the hope of trading a life of poverty for one of royal comfort as the newest of King Mswati's many wives.

The 36-year-old king picks a new bride each year at the 'Reed Dance' in a royal ritual that is defended by traditionalists as a time-honored piece of the nation's cultural fabric. King Mswati, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch, has 11 wives and a fiancee.

Mswati lives a lavish lifestyle in the small southern African kingdom, which is fighting poverty and drought and is ravaged by HIV/AIDS, (estimated to infect as much as a third of Swaziland's one million citizens). Combined with a high birth rate, this swells the number of reed dancers, aged from five to nineteen.

"My mother tries to support me after my father died of AIDS, but we are fed by the World Food Program. I want to live in a palace. The rain comes through the roof of our mud hut". said hopeful Amy Simelane, 15.

"I want to drive around in a Mercedes car. I don't care if I have to share the king with 20 other women". said another dancer, Thab'sile Dlamini, aged just 13.

They were just two of more than 20,000 young women and girls, (which palace sources said was a record), who danced in the festivities on Monday for King Mswati. Clad in his traditional leopard loin-skin, the King watched from the royal box, smiling broadly as his aides videotaped the girls for future reference.

Swaziland on Sunday rejected a human rights report naming its' king as one of the world's 10 worst dictators.


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on Sep 02, 2004
Dictator Shmictator... looks liek a cool job too me... then again - what do I know???

Thanks for sharing Miggy

BAM!!!
on Sep 02, 2004
see, muggaz, this is what I'm saying...I'm wondering how I can get to be this guy's heir...sounds like the ideal job (only slightly more cool than the prospects of working in a brothel, but cool nonetheless!)
on Sep 02, 2004
see, muggaz, this is what I'm saying...I'm wondering how I can get to be this guy's heir...sounds like the ideal job


Maybe you can dance around with your top off, and he will choose you! I hear you are very good looking... and the chicks at the brothel can show you a move or two I am sure!

BAM!!!
on Sep 02, 2004
I'm wondering how I can get to be this guy's heir...


Is there something in the JU water at the moment? One thing on the mind boys! Poor guy has a tough job, fancy having that much choice!
on Sep 02, 2004
sally...

I'm interviewing for a job at a BROTHEL! How can I NOT have one thing on the mind! lol
on Sep 03, 2004
Dictator Shmictator... looks liek a cool job too me... then again - what do I know???


you know a cool job when you see one, mug !

see, muggaz, this is what I'm saying...I'm wondering how I can get to be this guy's heir...sounds like the ideal job (only slightly more cool than the prospects of working in a brothel, but cool nonetheless


hi gideon. i'll leave that one to muggy ...

Maybe you can dance around with your top off, and he will choose you! I hear you are very good looking... and the chicks at the brothel can show you a move or two I am sure


there you go, gideon. the sage has spoken

Is there something in the JU water at the moment? One thing on the mind boys! Poor guy has a tough job, fancy having that much choice!


sal, i think 20,000 men should dance for you, so you can choose a hubby from the adoring crowd, treasure !

I'm interviewing for a job at a BROTHEL! How can I NOT have one thing on the mind! lol


gideon, you are ???. i can see i have missed some big developments the past few days. i must search for news of this !.

vanessa/mig XX
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