Swaziland’s king Mswati’s 8th wife commits suicide following abuse

Swaziland’s King Mswati’s eighth wife, Senteni Masango has committed suicide following drug overdose.

Senteni Masango was found dead in the early hours of Friday morning, news outleto in the South African country reported.

According to Mpumalanga news, the late queen’s funeral will be held at Ludzidzini Royal Kraal on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

She will be laid to rest on Sunday in line with the Royal Swazi rites.

Her death comes barely a week after the burial of her sister Nombuso Masango.

The king’s wife is said to have taken an overdose of about 40 amytriptyline capsules.

Amitriptyline is a medicine primarily used to treat a number of mental illnesses.

This includes major depressive disorder and lack of attention disorder.

There are reports that the king stopped Senteni from attending her late sister’s memorial service and funeral.

Sources close to her have revealed how unhappy she was with her treatment in the royal household.

The woman has reportedly lived alone for over three years in a big mansion with no single visit from her husband the king.

Masango, a mother of two, married King Mswati in 2000 at the age of 18. She was described as a high school drop-out.

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