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Thursday, 31 December 2015

SWAZI KING IN SECRETIVE CEREMONY

The secretive annual Incwala ceremony in which Swaziland’s King Mswati III is alleged to engage in unnatural sexual practices, took place on Monday (28 December 2015).

The annual event is called a “sacred event” by traditionalists, but has been dubbed “un-Christian” and “Pagan” by others.

The Swazi Observer, a newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, has been running numerous reports supporting Incwala. It quoted Swazi Deputy Prime Minister Paul Dlamini on Tuesday (29 December 2015) saying, ‘Incwala just unites us as Swazis where we get to be together in one place and dance. This is also a way in which children are taught about life. 

‘So this must be preserved as it has helped so many people. For those who have disowned culture, they are facing different problems in their lives where some get pregnant before getting married; some dump children because they are not able to take care of them. So we need to go back to our own ways of doing things and respect culture.’

In 2014, the Observer reported, ‘The ceremony, which also marks the fresh fruits of the season, has a spiritual power that is largely lost on outsiders, and indeed many of its inner workings remain shrouded in secrecy.’

Journalists who try to report the event are harassed and in 2011 a street vendor who sold pirated DVDs of Incwala was hauled in by the police and handed over to traditional authorities for a grilling. He was ordered to reclaim all the copies of the DVD he had sold.

Failure to do so might have seen him banished from his homeland, local media reported at the time. 
A first-hand account of alleged activities at Incwala has been circulating on social media outlets for years.

In 2011the Southern Africa Report and Africa is a Country website, reported the eyewitness testimony of Incwala. Africa is a Country said, ‘The ceremony is cloaked in secrecy and marks the king’s return to public life after a period of withdrawal and spiritual contemplation.

‘Among its highlights is a symbolic demonstration by the King of his power and dominance in a process involving his penetration of a black bull, beaten into semi-conscious immobility to ensure its compliant acceptance of the royal touch. The royal semen is then collected by a courtier and stored, for subsequent inclusion in food to be served at Sibaya – traditional councils – and other national forums.’

See also 

ILLEGAL TO POSSESS INCWALA SONGS
NOW, EVEN HOLY SPIRIT IS SEDITIOUS
SWAZI KING: A COCK AND BULL STORY?
http://swazimedia.blogspot.com/2012/12/swazi-king-cock-and-bull-story.html

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