8th wife kills herself

Senteni Masango was the 8th wife of the king of Swaziland, Mswati III, until she took an overdose to kill herself in April. Her sister was buried a few days before, but the absolute monarch apparently ordered Senteni not to attend the funeral.

The king likes to collect brides – his 14th (or is she now the 13th?) was picked up last year, 19 year-old Siphelele Mashwama, a daughter of one of his cabinet ministers.

One of the world’s richest royals, Mswati has a fine collection of cars, including a $500,000 Maybach.

Picture source: Kollmeierf