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Amanda du-Pont ‘lied about being Swazi princess’: Report

By Sapa-AFP | 2014-08-27 16:57:18.0 | COMMENTS [ 90 ]

A Swazi actress has earned royal ire on social media after making lofty claims of being a princess during an interview in neighbouring South Africa.

Swaziland's Princess Simile Dlamini, a niece of King Mswati III, lashed out at actress Amanda du-Pont for the assertion, according to the Swazi Times newspaper.

The comedienne, famous for roles in South African soap operas, affirmed her royal background in an entertainment talk show on eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) over the weekend.

"I am a Swazi princess and people refer to me as 'Nkhosi' back home. They also bow when they greet me," she said.

"Nkhosi" is a term of respect in the Swazi language.

But Princess Simile branded her a liar on photo posting site Instagram.

"Watching Amanda du-Pont lying about being a Swazi princess on eNCA. I've heard about this lie but it's the first time I watched it come out of her mouth -- unbelievable," she was quoted as saying by Swazi Times.

AFP was not able to access the account.

Commentators on Twitter were also quick to react.

"Lol. I really just wonder who in Swaziland refers to Amanda Du Pont as 'Nkhosi' because she's a princess..." tweeted Thuthu Ngcamphalala.

Swaziland has a vast clan of upper and lower nobility and it is sometimes difficult to confirm claims to royalty.

Mswati, Africa's last absolute monarch, has over 20 children and last year took what was thought to be his 14th wife.

His father, Sobhuza II, had 70 wives and 210 children when he died in 1982.

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2014-08-27 17:33:37.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

your lips babe

2014-08-28 08:32:48.0 | 0 replies

Zimbali

With so many problems the world is facing do u think people still care about princesses and kings etc , mnx

2014-08-27 17:53:55.0 | 1 replies

Guptanistan1

very good point there Zimbali esp a princess whose country is bankrupted by the royals...

2014-08-28 15:11:37.0 | 0 replies

Qobokazana

And how is this Newsworthy? *lost*

2014-08-28 06:58:11.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

And it's really not impossible given the number of wives and concubines the king has.

2014-08-28 07:13:39.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

Good morning sir.....Are you only into Zims madala?

2014-08-28 07:43:00.0 | 2 replies

Llihle1

you finish me! lol................

2014-08-28 07:50:21.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

IGNORING THIS CHILDISH NONSENSE.

2014-08-28 08:21:05.0 | 1 replies

Stompiiii

Except not really ignoring, and 'ignoring' in CAPS too, madala. temper, temper old man.

2014-08-28 13:36:53.0 | 0 replies

maneater

well a beauty like that is a princess to me!!

2014-08-28 07:26:45.0 | 0 replies

Dkok

I said the same during her interviwe last wednesday, she is dupoint, even if her mother is of royal background, his father is french so she cannot be a princess. there was so much hesitation in her responce aswell, i just didnot think it will catch that much attention

2014-08-28 07:31:52.0 | 0 replies

DeCock111

With those lips and b00bs...she can be my princes anytime anywhere

2014-08-28 07:36:05.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

DeCock111, my outie. your profile pic, just does it for me.

2014-08-28 08:34:00.0 | 1 replies

DeCock111

she finishes me my brother...stru...im in love with her body

2014-08-28 15:18:41.0 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

What a beauty.......Who is f@cking her?

2014-08-28 07:42:02.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

Definitely NOT YOU!

2014-08-28 08:21:28.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

IGNORING THIS ANCIENT NONSENSE.

2014-08-28 08:35:36.0 | 2 replies

YOUNG.MAN

hahahahaha..u guys just kill me

2014-08-28 12:28:42.0 | 0 replies
2014-08-28 13:37:30.0 | 0 replies

NtombiyoMndebele

Dafuq...bet all those kids were not King Sobhuza's and 70 women?? Really now...!!

2014-08-28 07:50:13.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

Lapho esikhona kuno kukhanya!

2014-08-28 08:34:32.0 | 1 replies

NtombiyoMndebele

Akwande Hutton...

2014-08-28 11:34:50.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

Mranzana yekhethu, nivuka njani?

2014-08-28 12:04:09.0 | 1 replies

NtombiyoMndebele

Awa nokho...savukile

2014-08-28 13:17:22.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

nginombuzo, kodwa ngiyarareka

2014-08-28 13:42:21.0 | 0 replies

Shredder

This is Skopokopoza, a SowetanLive blogger.

2014-08-28 07:50:33.0 | 0 replies

Llihle1

She has the beauty why lie about being a princess, and isnt she HALF white???????????????

2014-08-28 07:53:01.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

Now which half would that be, my little racially challenged sister? Top or bottom? Left or right? People's race is irrelevant.

2014-08-28 08:22:47.0 | 1 replies

Llihle1

so are you! White oupa

2014-08-28 09:31:52.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

Pffft. RAcist runt.

2014-08-28 10:04:20.0 | 2 replies

Llihle1

i have a fan in you my OUPA

2014-08-28 10:13:46.0 | 0 replies

Llihle1

YOUR YELLOW BONE! LIKE my shoe color?

2014-08-28 10:15:21.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

Dream on, racist moron.

2014-08-28 10:29:20.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

i like the way you think sir.. ypu remind me of my dad

2014-08-28 11:20:21.0 | 2 replies

RobinX

I am honoured. Thankyou. I try to be as like my own father as possible. He was a strong and kind man. However, he was religious, where I am not. That never came between us though. He was a truly remarkable man. I miss him.

2014-08-28 11:29:31.0 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

So your dad was white?

2014-08-28 11:34:00.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

What do you think? Actually he was green, but because colour didn't matter to him he dealt with that.

2014-08-28 11:38:40.0 | 2 replies

VENDALIOUS

You remind of Patrick Craven wa COSATU....Is he your twin madala

2014-08-28 11:55:41.0 | 1 replies

RobinX

As you say over and over. Come up with something original and worthwhile, fool!

2014-08-28 12:28:32.0 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

I was asking Hutton sir, please calm down. And please don't forget to change your diaper its 12 o'clock already

2014-08-28 11:57:22.0 | 2 replies

Hutton

does colour really matter? anyway he was black

2014-08-28 12:07:49.0 | 1 replies

YOUNG.MAN

was?...so he is not black anymore?...

2014-08-28 12:28:11.0 | 2 replies

RobinX

Perhaps he passed away......

2014-08-28 12:29:25.0 | 0 replies

Llihle1

lol.........

2014-08-28 14:04:19.0 | 0 replies
2014-08-28 12:29:03.0 | 1 replies

YOUNG.MAN

even if he passed away, that doesn't change his race..so he's still black...not 'was'

2014-08-28 12:31:28.0 | 2 replies

kellykay230

Lol can you please leave Amanda alone she is a princess she has men worshiping her hau.

2014-08-28 12:47:22.0 | 0 replies

RobinX

If he has passed away, one would use the past tense, as he "isn't" any more. He "was". Very simple, really.

2014-08-28 13:05:31.0 | 2 replies

Stompiiii

still getting your diapers in a knot. Maybe you and Julius will see each other in anger management school.

2014-08-28 13:39:31.0 | 2 replies

RobinX

Just being precise, moron.

2014-08-28 13:51:09.0 | 0 replies

Llihle1

diapers only, he must take his medication

2014-08-28 14:06:18.0 | 0 replies

Hutton

@robin, are you guys still talking about my story?

2014-08-28 13:41:35.0 | 2 replies

RobinX

Not really, I commented on that fool's rather disrespectful comment re your father.

2014-08-28 13:51:53.0 | 1 replies

YOUNG.MAN

@Robin...so u saying if we pointed at his grave and asked which race is the man laying down there the reply would be "he was a black man" or "hes a black man"?...

2014-08-28 13:56:51.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

how can he be black if he has passed on

2014-08-28 14:05:25.0 | 1 replies

Llihle1

So he's white now that hes passed on!

2014-08-28 14:07:49.0 | 0 replies

Llihle1

Your story?

2014-08-28 14:08:34.0 | 1 replies

Hutton

are the bones black?

2014-08-28 14:14:58.0 | 1 replies

Llihle1

Whether hes bones now or not Hes a black man, but im sure hes white now that you have adopted a white oupa for a father

2014-08-28 14:18:50.0 | 2 replies

Hutton

I am sure Madala can answer for himself since you are so forward and judgemental.

2014-08-28 14:26:33.0 | 1 replies

Llihle1

You should answer not madala! cant you stand on your own, madala's pet

2014-08-28 14:38:50.0 | 0 replies

VENDALIOUS

Lmao hakakakakakakakakaka i just can't stop laughing. I blame madala RobinX for stiring sh!t

2014-08-28 14:33:10.0 | 2 replies

Llihle1

but madala did nothing this time, this hutton is trying to get himself a white dad since his died black

2014-08-28 14:40:18.0 | 1 replies

VENDALIOUS

Lmao.....you are something else SMH

2014-08-28 14:55:54.0 | 0 replies

Llihle1

madala robin got himself a real runt named hutton now

2014-08-28 14:46:47.0 | 3 replies

YOUNG.MAN

lol dankie Lihle...

2014-08-28 15:17:48.0 | 0 replies

Hutton

ubuclever buku-zungeze izibunu manje

2014-08-28 15:30:11.0 | 1 replies

Llihle1

Zikhona dear ngenkani, am black and proud

2014-08-28 15:46:23.0 | 0 replies

Hutton

you are way ahead of your self now, sula mgwaja

2014-08-28 15:34:16.0 | 3 replies

YOUNG.MAN

akusi ubu clever ba nexx...your father is black wena just accept..whether dead or alive hes black...ours are black too don't worry u can join our support group if u feel lonely

2014-08-28 15:43:35.0 | 2 replies

Llihle1

u lonely! lol........

2014-08-28 15:45:41.0 | 0 replies

BlackStarLiner

The "Was"/"Is" actually refers to Existenc, not anything else.

2014-08-28 16:03:32.0 | 0 replies

Llihle1

Confidence in what i am, join the group!

2014-08-28 15:47:19.0 | 0 replies

BlackStarLiner

Hutton, think about this way Boss; does Gender change as well when one dies? The image cannot change simply because one dies.

2014-08-28 15:59:41.0 | 0 replies
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