King Mswati’s twelfth wife dies
Inkhosikati LaDube’s passing follows the tragic suicide of the king’s eight wife, Inkhosikati LaMasango, last year.
Nothando Dube, the twelfth wife of King Mswati the third, the monarch of Eswatini (former Swaziland), has passed away.
Dube, who was known by her official title Inkhosikati LaDube, was 31 years old and succumbed after a battle with skin cancer which she was reportedly being treated for at a South African hospital.
Her passing was announced on eSwatini Broadcasting and Information Services, Lusendvo Fakudze, the traditional governor of the king’s palace, known as Eludzidzini, SABC reports.
She will be buried on Sunday.
Dube is the second wife of the king to pass away.
Senteni Masango, the eighth wife of Mswati, who is Africa’s last absolute monarch, died last year after committing suicide.
Barely a week after the burial of her sister Nombuso Masango, Masango overdosed on about 40 amitriptyline capsules. Amitriptyline, which is sold under the brand name Elavil, among others, is a medicine primarily used to treat a number of mental illnesses.
In September 2017, the king officially unveiled a new bride, Siphelele Mashwama, 19, the daughter of a Swaziland Cabinet minister, Jabulile Mashwama.
She became his fourteenth wife, though some have left him. Further reports claim he now has 15 wives, according to Mpumalanga News.
(Compiled by Daniel Friedman. Additional reporting by CNS Reporter)
YOU MIGHT LIKE…
7 THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT MARRY CHIWENGA
Marry Chiwenga nee Mubaiwa is an ex-model and the wife of Vice President of Zimbabwe, Constantino Chiwenga who is a Retired Commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces.
Marry was born in 1983. She is the daughter of Kenny Mubaiwa, who is the Chairman of Dynamos Football Club. She is a mother of 6 children….more here
If you suspect you have COVID-19 infection or wish to obtain more information on this disease, please call the Ministry of Health and Child Care on toll-free hotline number 2019 for assistance +263714734593 or +263774112531