King Mswati III of Swaziland has declared that from June 2019, to ensure every woman gets a husband men will be required to marry at least five wives or go to jail.
The King who noted that men taking more wives will help every women get husbands, assured 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.”
King Mswati III added that any man or woman who opposes the decision “will face a life sentence”.
The monarch noted that there are more women than men in Swaziland which he referred to as a very serious problem for a country known to be full of virgins.
According to reports, the decision also came as a result of the increasing number of virgins and scarcity of men in the country.
King Mswati himself has 15 wives and 25 children, while his father and predecessor had more than 70 wives and over 150 children.