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Swazi king gets US$71,000 worth of birthday gifts

King Mswati III of Swaziland received gifts worth US$71,400 for his 49th birthday, APA learnt on Tuesday.The king celebrated his birthday on Monday in Siteki after it was shifted from the actual April 19.

Local businesspeople, institutions and individuals presented the gifts at the Lozitha Royal Palace, half of which was in cash and the rest in the form on cattle, palace furniture and ornaments.

Ever since he started hosting his birthday celebrations, the King has always requested one special gift from the public, which is peace.

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