Eswatini mourns the death of King Mswati III’s 12th wife

The King Mswati III of eSwatini with His late Twelfth Wife. Photo : OkayAfrica.

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Kingdom of Eswatini is mourning the death of King Mswati III’s 12th wife, Nothando Dube, formally known as Inkhosikati LaDube.

According APA News, the 31-year-old Queen lost her battle with skin cancer this week at a South African hospital where she was being treated for the disease.

The death was confirmed by Traditional Governor, Lusendvo Fakudze, on eSwatini Broadcasting and Information Services (EBIS) recently.

“The funeral of the Inkhosikati will be on Sunday after a vigil that will be held at the Ludzidzini Royal Residence,” the governor announced.

Inkhosikati LaDube was 16 years old when she joined the royal family and eventually got married to the king in 2005. At the time, she was fresh from contesting in the Miss Teen Beauty Pageant where she made it into the finals.

Her death follows the death of Inkhosikati LaMasango, whose real name is, Senteni Masango) who died last year after a suspected overdose of about 40 amytriptyline capsules she was taking for a mental health condition. The king is now left with 13 wives and a fiancee, LaMashwama.

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