Saturday, January 29, 2005


Never Make A Law You Can't Enforce

Mswati III, King of Swaziland, has banned sex.

This is not a test:

Some 39 per cent of adult Swazis are infected with HIV/ Aids, the highest proportion in the world. King Mswati responded to the crisis in 2001 by banning virgins from having sex for five years. Any man caught deflowering a virgin would be fined one cow.

This law proved too rigorous for the king. Months later, he chose a 17-year old bride and fined himself one cow.
He now faces "rare popular protest."


Hat Tip: Daimnations