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The King of Swaziland Ritual wife #1 – Inkhosikati (Queen) LaMatsebula: “The Great Wife”


Ritual wife #1: Inkhosikati LaMatsebula. Source: Pinterest
Queen LaMatsebula fulfilled all the requirements of the national councilors who appointed the king’s first wife. Like the first wife of any Swazi king, the “Great Wife” is a member of the Matsebula clan. She must be of good character and come from a good family. She is the one to hold special functions in rituals. However, as tradition prohibits, her son can never claim kingship.
After earning her degree, the UNISA graduate said she’d studied psychology because as a queen having to work closely with a great number of people, she needed to acquire the knowledge necessary for keeping an open mind and understanding better the people she meets.