King of Swaziland, Mswati III Mswati has allegedly bought 19 Rolls Royce automobiles for his 15 wives and a customised Rolls Royce Cullinan SUV for himself.
With the economic state of Swaziland, leading to it being ranked the poorest African country, it is surprising to find out that the King Mswati III Mswati has lavished so much money into buying 19 Rolls Royce for his wives and himself.
Unconfirmed Twitter reports claim “4 trucks loaded with 20 Rolls Royce and one Rolls Royce Cullinan” were delivered to the small African country.
A video shared by investigative journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika, reportedly showed the new wheels being driven out from the point of delivery to be delivered to the new owners.
Many citizens have expresses their disapproval of this move by the king.
Mzilikazi wa Afrika’s post read: “HEARTBREAKING NEWS: Amidst all the economic challenges eSwazitini, King Mswati III yesterday decided to bless his wives with very expensive wheels.”
A source from eSwatini’s Ministry of Information Communications and Technology, also reportedly confirmed that the King indeed bought the vehicles and they arrived on Tuesday but was unsure on the exact number of the cars.
Recall that just last week violent clashes broke out eSwatini with government workers complaining about the high living costs in the monarch. News24 reported that the protests were in relation to the workers accusing King Mswati III of draining public coffers at the expense of his subjects.