King of Swaziland tells men in his country-marry many wives or face jail term

The King of Swaziland, King Mswati III has ordered men in his country to marry two or more wives because of a shortage of husband that has hit the country or face a jail term.

Image of the King of Swaziland

The declaration was made in Mbabane, Swaziland, that from June 2019, men in the country will be required to marry at least two or more wives or risk a life sentence, for failure to comply.

The King has 15 wives and 25 children, while his father had more than 70 wives and 150+ children.

He also gave assurances that the government will pay for the marriage ceremonies and also provide houses for men who comply.