Remember the Swaziland King Mswati III who chooses a wife annually after testing the virginity status of topless dancing girls annually? his twelfth wife, Queen LaDube, formerly Nothando Dube, was caught in a hotel room with his childhood friend, Ndumiso C. Mamba, who was a former Minister of Justice.
After the embarrassing story went viral, the photos were banned from Swaziland press but South African press had got a good grab and won’t just let go.
In order to avoid being caught, LaDube often sneaked out of the palace dressed in military apparels to to meet her lover who himself is also married.
According to reports, dozens of investigative state security agents who were possibly monitoring the affair between the duo suddenly stormed the Royal Villas, a luxury hotel owned by King Mswati III about 10km west of his Lozitha Palace.
Mamba who caught the wind of an imminent danger, cut through the base of the bed and slipped under with the speed of a lightening in order to evade arrest and possible grave consequences of the open secret affair.
However, he was not as lucky as the security officials fished him out of his hideout and immediately arrested him.
Mamba who was charged with “trespassing into another man’s home” was placed under house arrest and nothing has been heard about him in recent times although there are possibilities that he had been exiled from the kingdom.
After the open secret affair, Mamba who was also accused of extravagant spending on foreign journeys, resigned from the ministry in August 2010.
On her own part, the queen was reportedly placed on 24-hour watch and made to live with her mother-in-law until she or her husband dies.
According to the South African Press Association, A palace source whose identity remained undisclosed said, “For many months, the inkhosikati [queen] would dress in an army uniform whenever the king was not around.
“She allegedly got into her room and changed into her uniform and walked straight to the gate and no one bothered to ask where was this soldier going. In no time a car was there to pick the ‘officer’ up and whisked her to Royal Villas.”
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