An alleged sex scandal involving one of the wives of Africa's last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has made worldwide headlines. Yet, in the southern African mountain kingdom, media coverage has been subdued, shying away from questioning the silence of the monarchy over the reports.
So, while City Press, a newspaper in neighboring
South Africa, went as far as publishing an exclusive photo
showing the alleged moment when married Swazi Justice and Constitutional
Affairs Minister Ndumiso Mamba was caught in a hotel room with the Inkhosikati
LaDube, King Mswati's 12th wife, both the government daily and
newspaper Times of Swaziland barely reported
that the minister was forced to resign following unspecified "allegations"