Lucky 13 Swazi Virgin Bride

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LUDZIDZINI ROYAL VILLAGE, Swaziland (Reuters) – More
than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins vied to become the King of Swaziland’s
13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country
with the world’s highest HIV/AIDS rate.

King Mswati
III
, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, arrived dressed
in a leopard-skin loincloth to watch the Reed Dance ceremony, which he
has used since 1999 to pluck new brides from the girls dressed in little
more than beaded mini-skirts.

Wielding machetes and singing tributes to the king and queen mother, also
known as the Great She-Elephant, the girls danced around the royal stadium
in the hope of catching the eye of the 37-year-old monarch.

"I want to live a nice life, have money, be rich, have a BMW and cellphone," said
one dancer, 16-year-old Zodwa Mamba, who wore a traditional brightly colored
tasseled scarf.

Who doesn’t? Wonder if they test for performance-enhancing
drugs….

story from Reuters

44 Comments

  1. Prince Mgunisawta, Senior Advisor to his Royal Majesty King Mswati III, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Swaziland

    August 30, 2005 @ 8:46 pm

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    A clarification and request — His Royal Majesty King Mswati III has taken numerous steps to lead the fight against the evil menace of HIV in our nation. This can be plainly seen in the King’s 2001 plan asking virgins to remain abstinent before marriage, a strategy he derived from studying the actions of your own President, who I believe has spoken out repeatedly against contraception in favor of abstinence, He then developed his own policy in close consultation with a cadre of diplomats, religiously-inclined organizations and republicans, who will go unnamed. It is not the King’s fault this policy proved immensely unpopular among our youth, and rather than persist in a losing effort, he is to be congratulated for abandoning this initiative http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=32165 in favor of a new one. His new policy calls for the King, in close contact with a dedicated medical team and team of advisors, to devote himself to personally satisfying the entire female youth of Swaziland. The King asks nothing for himself and our citizens rejoice at this act of selfless devotion. I myself, under the direction of the Great She-Elephant you mention, serve as the primary advisor for this program, and have encouraged several female relatives to participate, one of whom is actually pictured in your photo. If more world leaders would give of themselves and take similar steps, and join King Mswati in similar initiatives, we could go a long way to at least alleviating the hunger that burns in the loins of our younger people which has led many of them to irresponsible behaviour. That said, we recognize that all world leaders are not as virile as King Mswati, or as talented in the arts of love, however, we are now in the process of preparing a list of secret Swazi techniques, potions and training programs which will help in that area. I will make sure to keep the Dowbrigade informed of our progress and we are now developing plans to make several announcements during the upcoming U.N. meetings in New York. Unfortunately, though our Ministry cannot gain clearance to have the King accompanied by several thousand bare-breasted virgins, who must accompany him everywhere (however else would he be able to maintain his dedicated effort to satiate their desires) to obtain the neccessary visas and approvals, even though we offered Mayor Bloomberg the opportunity to join forces with our King in a celebratory feast and private meetings with a select group of virgines followed by a parade down Fifth Avenue of the entire delegation. We even offered to allow him to choose himself. Perhaps, Mr. Dowbrigade you can use your influence to make this happen. Thank you for this opportunity to use this prestigious forum.

  2. Prince Mgunisawta, Senior Advisor to his Royal Majesty King Mswati III, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Swaziland

    August 31, 2005 @ 10:35 am

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    Dowbrigade – can you answer my request and let us know if you can help us to arrange the bare-breasted parade down Fifth Avenue. There is not much time before our deadlines. One thing you should know is that the King’s Son, The Royal Senior Prince Guwawiwtiwaciuawabtu has established a fund of $837 million for this purpose and we would gladly send a crack team of virgins to deposit a large portion into your bank account if you could send us your banking info. Please help.

  3. caz

    August 31, 2005 @ 6:18 pm

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    “it’s good to be the king”

  4. Prince Mgunisawta, Senior Advisor to his Royal Majesty King Mswati III, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Swaziland

    August 31, 2005 @ 7:23 pm

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    It is indeed caz. For his friends as well. If you ever find yourself near Luzidzini Royal Village, let us know and I will see if the King is available to speak with you. We Swazilander’s are world renowned for our hospitality.If the Dowbrigade would only answer and help support our effort to host a parade we could also invite you to be one of the grand marshalls.

  5. Jorge Heitor

    December 2, 2007 @ 11:09 am

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    May God save the people of Swaziland!

  6. simon nembo

    December 8, 2007 @ 6:17 am

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    it’s good for what mswati do, in many african countries young women can not protect themselves , so mswati give the challenge for girls to keep themselves clean and virgin.

  7. Bridal Directory

    March 26, 2008 @ 7:38 am

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    SO this is what its like to be a king in another country?

  8. NBG

    April 7, 2008 @ 10:16 pm

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    Hopefully, the 13th bride will give the king AIDS.

  9. Fork_Tongue

    April 8, 2008 @ 1:45 am

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    Why is barbaric practices like this not part of Nigger history month? What’s wrong, don’t want to see your precious niggers mistreat the sheboon there worse than they do here by abandoning them when pregnant and making the government care for them thru our taxes (negroes are born bastards 70% of the time, government assist pays for it 68%, google it). In fact I’m amazed that country hasn’t degenerated like South Africa, “rape capital of the world”, where they’re raping infants for “a cure” and any four legged animal they can get a hold of (google this as well). You notice no other countries from other races act in such a way.

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  10. herry766

    April 15, 2008 @ 9:19 am

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    you fuckin white man you are blaming reed dance you APes dont you look to those walk naked around the fuck beaches wearing fuckin bikini fuck uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu li9ve as wth our blessed culture african women should show their beautifulness

  11. simba

    August 6, 2008 @ 10:32 am

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    culture like this mustbe arbolished. this is just injustice to our dear sisters.remember AIDS and HIV.

  12. Wombat

    August 23, 2008 @ 12:22 am

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    Forked_tongue New Zealanders have a keen eye on 4 legged animals also.Why does a nation of 3 mil have a herd of 60 mil Sheep? Can’t tell me there is not a cute one or two amongst them. “Dirty deeds done to sheep” was a song by AC/DC a well known group hailing from the antipodies.

  13. logical thinker

    September 23, 2008 @ 9:57 am

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    to be honest britan has a queen and some other royals who dont really matter its swazilands tradition like it is a tradition in the west to have royalty i actually hope this never ends because swaziland is 1 of the few remaining countries in africa that has not totally taken to western norms and values

  14. Anonymous

    November 20, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

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    lucky king

  15. k

    November 23, 2008 @ 9:02 am

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    nice udders on those sheboons

  16. BazUk

    January 4, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

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    The only objections I have read thus far have been about the sexual infections and that its wrong to attack someones culture. Not one of them was outraged about the girls being seen as objects, and their only worth being their beauty and attractiveness.

    I know that this happens in the west too but it isn’t as bad as in all the other backwards cultures. They still have a long way to come and all these backwards cultures need our help. Do they even have women’s rights in these countries, other than the right to remain silent.

  17. fuck/death to the white man racist

    January 17, 2009 @ 11:27 am

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    all y’all fucking white people, hope you all die of skin cancer on your pale skin…..you are born red, when you are choking you are blue, when your mad you are red, when its called you are pale, Pinocchio noses, and when you die of cancer, diabetes, herpes, obesity, gonorrhea , heart disease…when you die you turn into grey ugly motherfucker….hope you all burn in hell for all the shit you brought to this world. your are all an abomination. what the fuck is up with all the skin color changes you fucking mutants, chameleons degenerates of the ugly side of nature.

  18. Veli loa

    January 19, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

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    My name means Black Dwarf n proud of it. What’s wrong with their culture. they are proud of thier culture. That’s what identify them fron the ROW. AIDS and other stuff are totally different issues. Is there any American culture that Americans can be proud of?

  19. Cruel world

    January 24, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

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    wth is this? I mean y are they naked i mean this is an disgrace. showing there bodies like that thats not a good way to represent black women at all there butt naked!!! How is this good even if am black i think this is stupid for them to show this much of there bodies just to be married to some king it’s dumb.

  20. Anonymous

    January 29, 2009 @ 4:37 am

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    fuck busty

  21. Charz 101

    February 3, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

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    ohhh guys build some bridges and get over it. I dont see nothing wrong with this culture the girls seem to love it enn all. Them not forced to parade if they dont want thy might as well fuck and forget it . u get me

  22. Wachira

    February 25, 2009 @ 1:44 am

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    A people’s culture is very important to them. Let the world learn to respect that. According to them this is all normal and thus right. For all yo critics about this as related to HIV/AIDS got news for you … All this gals are virgins ( how many of you were or girls from you “culture were or are virgins at this age). so let’s see .. uh … who is more likely to get HIV/AIDS ???? This gals too dont have sex til they get married and that’s their culture. And yo’ all with culture or not look at making your lives better instead of attacking others so that you feel good about yourselves. I am disgusted at yo’ all

  23. Goodself

    April 7, 2009 @ 11:02 am

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    I don’t really know what the fuck your problem is. Every nation, tribes has there own culture.
    White people go to nude camps, no naked on beaches, walk the street barely clad in any clothing. So what the fuck is wrong with this?

    Don’t you look at their faces? They are having the best time of their lives.

    I wish I was there. LOL

  24. Anonymous

    June 18, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

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    THERE IS ALOT OF RACISM ON HERE AND IT IS REALLY ASHAME THAT YOU HAVE IGNORANT BASTARDS ON HERE WITH NOTHING IN THEIR LIFE TO DO BUT INSULT PEOPLE ON THERE BELIEFS! AND YES, AFRICANS CAME HERE ON A BOAT, BUT REMEMBER THIS HATING ASS WHITE PEOPLE, YOU ALL CAME OVER HERE ON SHIPS TOO! YOU ALL AREN’T NATIVE TO AMERICA EITHER! SO IF BLACKS SHOULD GO BACK TO AFRICA,YOU ALL SHOULD GO BACK TO WHERE EVER YOU ALL CAME FROM ALSO! IGNORANT DEVILS! THE DEVIL TRULLY BREEDS IGNORANT BASTARDS SUCH AS YOUR SELVES!

  25. Anonymous

    August 17, 2009 @ 3:24 pm

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    化外之民

  26. Suzie Joe

    September 3, 2009 @ 4:46 am

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    Come one people, why all the racist comments? If you have written a racist comment here you need to grow up, or better still style up!
    We should learn to respect other people’s culture even if we feel it sucks! Personally i Wouldn’t do what these girls are doing, but they seem ok with it. Big ups to Swaziland for preserving your culture but to the King…when will you ever have enough? And to the girls….mmhh no comment.. but the guys behind you have seen your boobs! oh it isnt a big deal, isnt? He he.

  27. Chris from Texas: Fuck Fork_Tongue!

    October 6, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

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    Most of the people who have left a message on here should deleted their post, go learn proper English, spelling, and gramar, and then MAYBE repost. For those who have posted racist comments: Vikings we the last peoples to come to America without leaving a path of death, disease and distruction. Therefore, by your own “logical” standards, anyone who came to America after the 10th century AD should pack their shit and get the fuck out of America. This country was built on crime, corruption, and slavery by bigots who hated on blacks in front of their fellow white man, yet fucked as many slaves as they could when no one was looking (ie Thomas Jefferson). Oh, and hey Fork_Tongue Fuck: i’m gonna visit that website you posted above. But don’t be suprised if it just “disappears!” Get a life, pussy! Do you think it makes you a man to go online with a fake name and post hateful things? It doesn’t. All it does is show me that you’re a pussy who doesn’t have the balls to put his name and/or picture up with his post. You’re probably just some dumb ass (obviously), backwoods, uneducated, inbred redneck who’s favorite passtime is giving a bull a reacharound while daddy gives it to you from behind! Grow a pair and say some shit like that in a open forum! I’d love to see that! And i guarantee it would be the first and last time you did it. I bet it doesn’t take much to make your little bitch-ass cry! Hahaha! But, breaking from my rant, I’d like to say that I think it is wonderful to see a culture that has held on to its roots and is not afraid to present themselves to the world, unchanged and unwavering. What really gives any culture the right to think that any other culture is wrong. If an American, an Englishman, a Mexican, or an Asian man were born into and raised by the Swazi tribe, they would think that the Swazi culture was normal, and that there is nothing wrong with the way they live. No culture is any more right or wrong to believe what they believe than any other culture. It’s all a matter of perspective and opinion. Drop it and let these people (and all other) be.

  28. Arnoldo

    October 13, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

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    Outstanding! I think it’s great. I got a boner looking at those sweet titties!

    All the way to the left has the beast tits, and second from the right has the best face.

    On the far right…. uh that’s a virgin? Her tits are sagging so bad, she has grandma titties! LOL

  29. Anonymous

    October 14, 2009 @ 6:38 am

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    man what is all this?

  30. The Elephant In The Room | Society Matters

    October 23, 2009 @ 9:36 am

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  31. wanderlust

    December 8, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

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    Don’t be jealous because you short-dicked would be rejected by any woman looking for a real man.

    A woman with a round behind only reminds you of yet another woman whom you’ll never be able to have satisfying sex with; and anal, of course, is out of the question for lack of ability to penetrate the said beauty.

  32. Robyn Robotron

    December 27, 2009 @ 9:09 am

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    Wow, it must be disheartening to recieve these comments on a Harvard law blog.

  33. Power To My People

    January 5, 2010 @ 5:24 pm

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    U know what somthing told me to be reall mean and nasty to the slobs how but the mouth on my sisters………………but im not going to be to mean………..threw all the things us African american women have over came if i was to do this alllll again i would because i know that the reason i am who i am and the reason i have my PHD is beacuse i am a strong women i come from a line of strong women who never gave up no matter what….unlike women who gives up or rides threw life and so many people wonder why white women r sooo stupid would say i hate all white people but that would be dumb because i dont…….i love every body my husbean who is white and my kids who are also……..and he loves me also we would have never in a million years thought of hateing some one because of the color of their skin or because they stand up for what they believe in……..I will pray for you guys and i feel really bad about your family………………….

  34. qucche

    February 2, 2010 @ 12:10 am

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    you can tell how primitive the haters are!!! Get over it, you will not take a man of color ANYWHERE you bloody idiot devil worshipper!!! Fucking google the polygamy in Utah, nude beaches in Western Cultures, early age sexual activity, you moron bloody white trash inbred! WRITE THAT DOWN ,GRANNYFUCKER!

  35. black kawk

    June 28, 2010 @ 3:39 am

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    love black pussy. All the nigger men can go to hell(Africa) but I will gladly fuck your women

  36. Adrianna

    August 19, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

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    Shut the fuck up all you racist people! ITS called cultur you idiots they are all the way in africa it shouldn’t bother you get on with your lives, you basterds leave the african cultur alone. You guys are the reason for AIDS it was made in a lab to kill off black people you are the reason the natives have no land your the reason for every pain and suffering in the world,the devil has trully used your race so SHUT THE FUCK up and for the white girls go give brains! and for the white men go to third world countires where you have sex with little innocent children that don’t know better! CAUSE THATS WHAT YOU DO BEST! FUCK OFF!

  37. Audry

    August 19, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

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    well atleast she’s MARRIED unlike your white girls that are sluts! All the white girls in my school get pregnant at 14-16 years old and what are the black kids doing STUDYING!… so I advise you all get about your life and leave the people in africa alone.

  38. Cassie

    August 19, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

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    No reason for such anger and negativity. I see it as different culturs different values. If I was in africa I would do the same thing, they are honored women you know, their lucky, and beautiful.

  39. mhofu yemukono ziwewera

    September 7, 2010 @ 6:44 am

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    Fuck alya whites honkies “Fake”-Tongue were on Earth have you ever seen a heavyloaded booty like a black queen,with natural breast and tits which dont contain silicon.

    Hey hey what are doing on the black on black skin Websites I am sending you on a one way ticket to hell

    Fuck Fork or Fake tongue fuck yo skinny MaFofk

  40. mhofu yemukono ziwewera

    September 7, 2010 @ 6:47 am

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    Machende ako Fuck tongue I mean ya nuts in yo pants

  41. mhofu yemukono ziwewera

    September 7, 2010 @ 7:19 am

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    Big black tits,round brown ass that my nature I am black and proud to lets my sisters show some flesh as form of our culture
    Dont worry sisters when whites go basking they need some oils to protect their scaley pigment that peels

    God made our skin from choclate

    Keep showing Us some flesh Girls

  42. Adedeji

    October 1, 2010 @ 6:45 am

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    this is a real and better culture so far, i dont know why we dont have this sweet culture in nigeria

  43. Hagupit

    October 12, 2010 @ 10:37 pm

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    Oh Swazi people please don’t change. Cultures should not be change. Rather emulate your king. Buy rolls royce, take a 100 spouse and you will know what happiness is all about. Make every Swazi a Great-He-elephant and Great-She-Elephant. Use your head and the world will make you a model to follow.
    Cheers

  44. yvon in china

    October 17, 2010 @ 1:36 am

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    Hey guys this isn’t a matter of insulting neither being racist to each others,everyone is proud of his or her culture so the skin colour,we have pollution and others threat to our planete to fight, so let’s unify our strenght and be stronger,Black,White,Yellow etc we all are one .HUMAN .