What happened when Akinwumi Adeshina met with King Mswati III Eswatini (Photos)
President of Africa Development Bank, Akinwumi Adeshina has shared pictures showing how he was honored by King Mswati III of Eswatini.
According to Akinwumi Adeshina, he was given the greatest honor ever when he was dressed like the king and made to join a march.
Sharing pictures from his visit to the King, he tweeted:
“The King Mswati III of Eswatini gave me the greatest honor ever: to be dressed like the King and jointly march during the traditional royal Reed dance event. Thank you Your Majesty.
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Mswati III (born as Prince Makhosetive on 19 April 1968) is the King ( Swazi : Ngwenyama , Ingwenyama yemaSwati) of Eswatini and head of the Swazi Royal Family . He was born in Manzini, Eswatini, to King Sobhuza II and one of his younger wives, Ntfombi Tfwala.
He was crowned as Mswati III, Ingwenyama and King of Swaziland , on 25 April 1986 at the age of 18, thus becoming the youngest ruling monarch in the world at that time. Together with his mother, Ntfombi Tfwala, now Queen Mother ( Ndlovukati ), he rules the country as an absolute monarch. Mswati III is known for his practice of polygamy (although at least two wives are appointed by the state) and currently has 15 wives. His policies and lavish lifestyle have led to local protests and international criticism – Wikipedia.