Sobhuza II


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Sobhuza II

(sōbo͞o`zə), 1899–1982, king of Swaziland (now Eswatini; 1921–82). He became paramount chief of the Swazi in 1921, after a 22-year regency, and was recognized as king by Great Britain when Swaziland was granted (1967) internal self-government. He continued to reign after Swaziland became independent in 1968. In 1973 he repealed the 1968 constitution, assuming supreme power.
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The Times of Swaziland on Wednesday quoted "Africa Gama", the organizer of the event, as saying the competition would have pit witchdoctors against traditional healers as under the previous king Sobhuza II, who died in 1982.
Sobhuza II, great-grandson of Mswati II, became Ngwenyama--head of the country's symbolic throne, often depicted as a lion--in 1921, making ambassadorial visits to London during his reign, helping to cement his position as the natural post-independence leader.
Mswati inherited the kingdom from his father, Sobhuza II, who reigned for 82 years until his death in 1982.
At the time of King Sobhuza II's death, King Mswati III's father, he had 99 wives and 250 children.
Five years after independence, Swaziland's ruler, King Sobhuza II, repealed the constitution.
El rey Sobhuza II, conocido desde 1921 como el "leon"-cabeza de la nacion swazi, solicito en 1956 la restitucion de sus derechos sobre las riquezas mineras, que fue rechazada por la autoridad colonial.
In recent weeks, an online campaign has tried to rally support for the protests, which come 38 years after the current Swazi king's father, King Sobhuza II, banned political parties and abandoned the country's constitution.
His dad, King Sobhuza II, who led Swaziland to independence from Britain in 1968, had 70 wives when he died in 1982.
King Sobhuza II was Ngwenyama (the Lion) of Swaziland from 1921 to 1982, keeping the nation and culture of the Swazi alive.
The present monarch, King Mswati III, ascended the throne in 1986 at the age of 18, succeeding his father King Sobhuza II, a much loved and respected man who was also the world's longest reigning monarch, ruling from 1921 to 1982.
Mswati was schooled in Britain until the death in 1982 of his father Sobhuza II, who ruled Swaziland for 61 years, overseeing independence from Britain in 1967, and had 60 wives.