Senteni Masango, the eighth wife of Swaziland’s King Mswati, will be laid to rest today in line with the Royal Swazi rites.
Masango was found dead early Friday morning. She is said to have committed suicide after overdosing on amitriptyline, used in treating chronic pain and depression and related disorders.
The late queen died barely a week after burying her sister Nombuso Masango on Sunday, April 1, at her parent’s home.
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Reports indicate that King Mswati had barred her from attending her sister’s funeral.
Tributes to the queen have started flowing in, led by Swaziland’s Prime Minister Dr. Sibusiso Dlamini who sent government’s condolences to the King, the queen mother and the royal household.
“Death is a sad moment for anyone and this one which affects Their Majesties is shared by the country as a whole and as a nation, we are deeply touched at the news of her passing on,” the Prime minister said last night according to the African Monarch, The Magazine of Royal Substance.
Masango married King Mswati in September 1999 to become the 8th wife of Africa’s last absolute monarch.
She leaves behind two daughters.