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  Mother of Swazi Bride Thursday 28 November 2002  
Last month we told the story of Zena Mahlungu, the 18 year old schoolgirl, chosen by the King of Swaziland to become his tenth bride.

Traditionally the king can select as many wives as he likes, at the annual reed festival in September in which young women dance for the royal family.
It was there the king spotted Zena but he didn't make his intentions immediately clear. Instead a few days later she was abducted from school by the king's staff.
We hear how her mother Lindiwe Dlamini discovered her daughter had been taken.

BBC News: Swazi polygamy under spotlight


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