Inside King Mswati's lavish birthday: Diamonds, R15 million and a 'gold' room

Inside King Mswati's lavish birthday: Diamonds, R15 million and a 'gold' room

Swaziland's King has come under fire for the lavish party and gifts he received when he turned 50 on 19 April.

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The celebrations took place at the Mandvulo Grand Hall in the Lozitha Royal Palace, where the Mswati was seen sporting a watch worth millions and a jacket, which was "dripping" in diamonds, News24 reported.

According to reports, the watch is an exclusive design by US jeweller Jacob & Co, and it would set someone back $1.6 million, which is more or less R21 million.

Briefly.co.za also learned the jacket he wore had so many diamonds on it, it allegedly weighed five kilograms.

The lavish birthday of King Mswati: Diamonds, R15 million and a 'gold' room

King Mswati's attire at his 50th birthday. Photo credit: News24

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Aside from his extravagant attire, the king was also showered with expensive gifts. Palace sources claimed his mother, Queen Ntfombi Tfwala, gave him a dinning room suite “made of gold and decorated with precious stones sourced from the sea”.

Mswati also received a herd of 344 cattle and 15 million Swazi lilangeni, which totals R15m in cash.

Needless to say, Swazi people were enraged by the way the royal family had been using the country's funds.

Recent reports suggested the Swazi people had endured years of suffering under the reign of king Mswati.

Briefly.co.za also reported two months ago that Mswati's eight wife took her own life following years of 'abuse'.

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