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50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye!
    #4598575 - 08/30/05 12:10 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye
By David Blair
Ludzidzini Royal Kraal
August 31, 2005


http://www.theage.com.au/news/world/5000...5302561711.html

Portly and beaming in a leopardskin loincloth, King Mswati III of Swaziland studied 50,000 topless virgins when the flower of his country's girlhood paraded before him, vying to become his new queen.

Legions of half-naked teenage girls danced, twirled and pounded the earth outside the royal kraal on Monday, proclaiming their willingness to become the 13th wife of the last absolute monarch in sub-Saharan Africa.

King Mswati, reclining on a throne under a golden awning, smiled broadly at the display. The former pupil of Sherborne school in Dorset, England, has already amassed 12 wives, a fiancee and 27 children.

This annual ceremony, known as Umhlanga, or the Reed Dance, is the highlight of Swaziland's traditional calendar. Every chief in the country of 1 million people sends a group of teenage virgins to the royal kraal in Ludzidzini.

Some travel from neighbouring South Africa, home to many Swazis, and every year the ceremony expands. Monday's occasion attracted more girls than ever before, more than twice as many as last year.

Yet in a country where 42.6 per cent of the adult population are infected with HIV/ AIDS - the highest rate in the world - the Reed Dance is increasingly controversial. Critics accuse King Mswati of setting a bad example. "It's as if the girls are going on an auction sale with the king picking," said Mario Masuku, leader of the People's United Democratic Movement, a banned opposition party.

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AdvertisementLast year, the 37-year-old monarch cast his eye over the girls and chose Miss Teen Swaziland, Nothando Dube, 16. Critics point out that his eldest daughter, Princess Sikhanyiso, is 17. Participants in Monday's parade included the reigning Miss Swaziland and a glamorous state TV presenter.

The king will take his time over Monday's offering, studying a video that is made of the festivities, before his bodyguards descend on the chosen girl and whisk her away for a lifetime in royal service.

There will be significant compensations. The king will build her a palace and give her an expensive car. She will become a fully fledged queen when she becomes pregnant.

Last year, he spent ??8.5 million ($A20 million) on building eight new palaces for his wives and refurbishing three existing ones. He also blew ??450,000 on new BMWs for his queens.

These facts are not lost on the Reed Dance's participants. "I want to be a queen because I want to be famous and I want people to look at me," said Gindza Mondlanha, 22, a trainee policewoman. "I also want a BMW, not a Mercedes, a BMW series X-5, that's what you have if you become a queen."

Miss Mondlanha then joined an endless column of girls dancing before their monarch.

Yet some of the girls were hoping not to catch the royal eye. "I don't like it and I don't believe in it," said one girl, who asked not to be named. "I want to pick my own husband and get all the love I deserve as a woman."


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4598589 - 08/30/05 12:16 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

she's you queeeeen to beeee


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4598608 - 08/30/05 12:24 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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lonestar2004 said:

Yet in a country where 42.6 per cent of the adult population are infected with HIV/ AIDS - the highest rate in the world ...

Last year, he spent ??8.5 million ($A20 million) on building eight new palaces for his wives and refurbishing three existing ones. He also blew ??450,000 on new BMWs for his queens.






what a shitty king. he's worse than saddam hussein!


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: Vex]
    #4598614 - 08/30/05 12:26 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

i heard that the orphaned children (aids),
would dig around all day in the dirt like chickens looking for food.


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: Vex]
    #4598778 - 08/30/05 01:44 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Perhaps, but I don't see them revolting for it. A lot of people are now lamenting the days of Saddam because their lives were a hell of a lot more peaceful.


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: vampirism]
    #4598851 - 08/30/05 02:11 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It's good to be the king. :wink:


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: Vex]
    #4598968 - 08/30/05 02:52 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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lonestar2004 said:

Yet in a country where 42.6 per cent of the adult population are infected with HIV/ AIDS - the highest rate in the world ...

Last year, he spent ??8.5 million ($A20 million) on building eight new palaces for his wives and refurbishing three existing ones. He also blew ??450,000 on new BMWs for his queens.






Sounds like typical African leadership. I wonder when they'll bitch about starving and ask for a handout.


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4599100 - 08/30/05 03:37 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

"50,000 topless virgins when the flower of his country's girlhood paraded before him, vying to become his new queen."

Funny, I was dreaming about just the same thing last night.


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4600177 - 08/30/05 07:59 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

what did you hear this on limbaugh?? probably....he said something about clinton vacationing there...this isnt even a pa&l post.


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #4600218 - 08/30/05 08:07 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

This is not new


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: KingOftheThing]
    #4600233 - 08/30/05 08:11 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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KingOftheThing said:
what did you hear this on limbaugh?? probably....he said something about clinton vacationing there...this isnt even a pa&l post.




it relates to Iraq....


All these virgins are needed in Iraq.

Allah is running a deficit.


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Re: 50,000 Swazi virgins vie to catch king's eye! [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4600311 - 08/30/05 08:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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lonestar2004 said:
Quote:

KingOftheThing said:
what did you hear this on limbaugh?? probably....he said something about clinton vacationing there...this isnt even a pa&l post.




it relates to Iraq....


All these virgins are needed in Iraq.

Allah is running a deficit.




Hehehehehe :cool:


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