Swazi Girls Caned for Not Dancing for King

More than 30 girls apparently refused to take part in the annual Reed Dance where virgins from all over the kingdom are required to dance topless.

  • Swaziland:   Girls Caned for Not Dancing for King

    Swazi Media, 28 September 2014

    More than 30 girls were thrashed because they did not dance half naked in front of Swaziland's King Mswati III. They were beaten so badly some needed treatment from paramedics. Read more »

  • South Africa:   When Rights Clash With Tradition

    GroundUp, 22 September 2014

    Is South Africa on the brink of a clash between the egalitarian concepts embodied in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the demands to retain undemocratic, feudal and… Read more »

  • Swaziland:   Paper Says Sorry for Reporting on Princess's Clothes

    Swazi Media, 15 September 2014

    The Swazi Observer newspaper has been forced to make a 'humble' apology to the kingdom's King and Queen Mother after publishing a report without their permission on what clothes a… Read more »

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Swazi girls.

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