Photographs of the women and girls who dance bare breasted and in short skirts and some with no underwear in front of Swaziland's absolute monarch King Mswati III at the traditional Reed Dance are appearing on pornography websites across the world. The half-naked dancers, some as young as 11, are also said to be attracting 'sex tourists' to the kingdom. Also, some of King Mswati's American backers told him the sight of a middle-age man watching tens naked thousands of semi-clothed women dance for him gave Swaziland a bad image as there was an obvious 'sexual undertone' to it.
The next annual Reed Dance also known as Umhlanga takes place in Swaziland renamed Eswatini by King Mswati on his fiftieth birthday earlier this year on Monday 3 September If past years are a guide possibly as many aswomen, often described as 'maidens' or 'virgins' by media in Swaziland, will dance.
The Reed Dance is considered a major traditional cultural event and takes place each year. Ahead of this year's event Women 'Zuzu' Zubuko, the leader of the women who dance and who are called the Imbali Regiment, told participants, 'Part of the things that our women teaches us is to dress appropriately for the ceremony you are attending. The Swazi Observer 16 Augusta newspaper in effect owned by the King, reported her saying, 'You are also expected to attend in your naked as our culture teaches us to always respect and attend to royal commands.
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This must start at chiefdom level. You are also expected to always attend community meetings called by your leaders and this spreads to the whole country where you should show respect to the highest authority of the kingdom. The newspaper added, 'She implored Imbali to be proud of who they are and their culture. Naked do you claim to be Liswati if you don't even know which regiment you belong to as an individual?
The traditional dress means going topless and wearing very short skirts. The women are encouraged by traditionalists not to wear underwear. Women dancers make easy pickings for people wanting to take photographs and use them for pornographic swaziland. A simple search on Google highlights women many sites, some of them demanding payment to view, exist. There are also concerns that people who come into Swaziland to attend the event are 'sex tourists'. IOL reported, 'Some of them, mainly male European tourist armed with video cameras and modern digital cameras, are not afraid to admit that "it is the only place in the world where we can see bare-breasted women and buttocks".
It also interviewed tourists from South Africa, Naked and China. It added, 'Even though the tourists were told not to take photographs of the girls below the waist, it was evident that most of them swaziland mainly men - were taking photographs as they wished.
But when the teenagers and the young women danced, photographers flocked towards the girls.
IOL reported, 'On the second day of the Reed Dance, in the morning, some tourists watched the girls and took photographs of them while they were bathing in the nearby river. Motorists, too, were spotted luring the girls by promising them food and money. It added, 'A man from Chile who claimed to be a "freelancer"', stood among swaziland girls in the Lusushwana River, taking photographs.
King Mswati himself has been criticised for continuing with jenna haze evil anal 2 tradition of the half-naked dancing. Australian girl fucked pics it told the story of the King's visit to the US. Joe Szlavik, who was a public relations operative working on behalf of the King, took him to meet with Chris Smith, a socially conservative Republican representative from New Jersey and then chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.
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Szlavik's message women his client was simple. The New Republic reported, 'Smith "understood there was a traditional part to the dance but in women of the gravity of the HIV situation [thought] maybe they could women tradition aside," Szlavik recalls. It wasn't an unreasonable point.
In some rural African cultures, women naked from wearing tops is about as common as US postal workers wearing shorts in the summer. But try explaining that to a conservative Republican congressman.
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Inthe Guardian newspaper, michelle rica porn respected international publication based in the United Kingdom, reported that many participants were forced to attend the Umhlanga. It quoted a year-old teacher saying, 'They say we are not forced, but we are. Families who don't send their daughters to the Umhlanga have to pay a fine, usually a goat or a cow.
Init was reported by media within Swaziland that girls were told if they did not attend that year's Reed Dance they would be publicly whipped. Girls in the Mbilaneni chiefdom were told that women they travelled naked the swaziland but do not attended the ceremony, they would be beaten on the gifxxx curvaceous milf showing when they returned to their homesteads.
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Thami Thikazi, the headman of the Mbilaneni chiefdom, said if parents disagreed with the punishment they would be forced to wield the lash themselves. The Swazi Observer reported at the time Thikazi said, 'In case parents distance themselves from such, we free puremature videos going to order them to be the ones administering the punishment swaziland the form of strokes on the buttocks should swaziland be found naked they girls did something intolerable.
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