London: The king of Swaziland has fired his Justice Minister Ndumiso Mamba after he was caught having an affair with one of the king’s 14 wives.
Photographs of a startled Ndumiso Mamba apparently hiding in the base of the bed of one of the king’s wives emerged online.
The pictures appear to confirm rumours that King Mswati III`s 12th wife was having an affair with Mamba, which have been circulating around the country for weeks, according to the Daily Mail.
The wife, Nothando Dube, 22, is a former Miss Teen Swaziland. It is rumoured that she dressed up like a soldier to get past security guards at the palace and meet her lover, reports the Telegraph.
Police raided the Royal Villas hotel on the outskirts of the capital, Mbabane, where they allegedly discovered Mamba inside the base of the queen’s bed.
The country’s Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini announced Mamba’s resignation and he is currently in custody.
It is expected that Dube will spend the rest of her life under 24-hour surveillance.
King Mswati III, who has at least 23 children and is Africa’s last absolute monarch, famously selects a new wife at a reed dance where up to 100,00 women are paraded in front of him.