The King of Swaziland, southern Africa, King Mswati III, has reportedly ordered men in his country to marry more than two wives or face jail.
Reports monitored by Naija News, say the King’s order is to take effect from June 2019. If it stands, it means men will be required to marry at least five wives or go to jail.
A statement purportedly released by King Mswati III, called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives, assuring the men that 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 statement added.
King Mswati, who has 15 wives, warned that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face a life sentence”.
Meanwhile, this order has attracted several reactions on Twitter. Here are some of the reactions as follows:
— Miss Tisani ?? (@EzamaCirha) May 14, 2019
Him: The company said it is relocating me to #Swaziland
Her: but baby! you are self employed you work at home
Him: i said what i said …? pic.twitter.com/UlhrsVvZGu
— kenz (@Bokenza1) May 14, 2019
— Tshepi_012 (@smith_tshepi) May 14, 2019
South African men heading to Swaziland ?? pic.twitter.com/KLRcmpUe5t
— Joel The Game Changer✊✊ (@TheRock_joel) May 14, 2019