SWAZI KING: A COCK AND BULL STORY?

From Swazi Media Commentary Mon Dec 31 2012, 00:51:00

The traditional Incwala ceremony is in full swing in Swaziland, dubbed by a senior traditionalist leader as, 'what defines us as a nation; it is what every Swazi should be proud of attending despite any odds'.

Traditionalists call Incwala the 'national prayer' and the most sacred of Swazi ceremonies.

But last year startling details of what actually happened at Incwala were widely circulated.

King Mswati III is said to take 'muti' (narcotics), and allows himself to be licked all over his body by a snake while drugged. In one part of the sacred ceremony King Mswati has sexual intercourse with a drugged bull; in another he publicly has sex with two of his wives.

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