CLAIMA newspaper clipping has gone viral on social media which claims that “स्वाजीलैंड के राजा मस्वाती तृतीय ने मबाबाने स्वाजीलैंड में घोषणा की है कि पुरुषों को जून 2019 से कम से कम दो या अधिक पत्नियों से शादी करनी पड़ेगी। ऐसा नहीं करने वाले को जेल में डाल दिया जाएगा।”(Translation: “King Mswati III of Swaziland has announced in Mababa, Swaziland that men will have to marry at least two or more wives from June 2019. The person who does not do this will be put in jail.”)The news was reported by a daily newspaper circulated in central India, People’s Samachar and is available on their online website as well.The clipping was shared extensively on Twitter and Facebook.TRUE OR FALSE?The claim made in the news clipping is false. Swaziland Government’s spokesperson has denied that the King has made such statements and called them “malicious.”Did Mamata Banerjee Ask TMC Workers Not to Say Vande Mataram?WHAT WE FOUND OUTPeople’s Samachar have stated in their article that it is based on a report made by the Zambian Observer. A keyword search of “Swaziland king” on Google led us to an article by the Zambian Observer which now states that Swaziland King Mswati has denied ordering men to marry more wives.However, this is an updated version of the story. The cached version of the site, from 14 May, 2019 shows their original story, which alleges that “king Mswati called for all men in the country to marry at least five wives and the government assured the men that it would pay for the marriage ceremonies and buy houses for them.” The article also states that the reason behind the order is the fact that the country has more women than men.The Swaziland government’s spokesperson, Percy Simelane, called the reports “malicious” and “poisonous.” He denied that the king had made any such announcement and also appealed for “morality and responsible behavior by the journalists.”He further order the newspaper to “retract this insult.”Chhattisgarh’s EVM Strongroom Breached? No, It’s Last Year’s News(Not convinced of a post or information you came across online and want it verified? Send us the details on WhatsApp at 9910181818, or e-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll fact-check it for you. You can also read all our fact-checked stories here.) We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.