Senteni Masango, the eighth wife of Swaziland’s King Mswati III, has died after committing suicide. She was found dead in the early hours of Friday morning.
Sources close to her have revealed how unhappy she was with her treatment in the royal household.
According to reports read by Mpasho.co.ke, a week after the burial of her sister Nombuso Masango, the king’s wife overdosed on about 40 amytriptyline capsules.
This medicine is primarily used to treat a number of mental illnesses, major depressive disorder and lack of attention disorder.
According to various South African media outlets, what allegedly made matters worse was the king’s order to ensure that she neither attends her late sister’s memorial service nor funeral.
Lately she has lived alone for over three years in a big mansion with not a single visit from her husband, the king.
The king’s right hand-man, Khandlela Mdluli, could not be reached for comment as his phone rang unanswered.
Last year in September, the king officially unveiled a new bride, Siphelele Mashwama (19), the daughter of a Swaziland Cabinet minister, Jabulile Mashwama.
She became his fourteenth wife, though some have left him. Further reports claim he now has 15 wives.