The top-down traditional meeting between Eswatini’s king and his subjects cannot be the format for serious political dialogue.
King Mswati III’s security forces are again acting violently against student leaders across the country who remain steadfast in their demands for justice and democracy.
SADC should urgently mediate a dialogue process that’s seen as credible by all parties in the country.
For the past three years the public servants of eSwatini Kingdom have received no pay rise, but their leader, King Mswati III just purchased 120 BMWs and 19 Rolls Royce. The purchase of the vehicles has been widely criticised, seen as wasteful spending amid high poverty levels, low wages for public workers and rising cost of living.
Every step that was taken at the eSwatini Pride March is a mark on history, says Zanta Nkumane
By royal decree, Swaziland, one of Africa’s last absolute monarchies, will henceforth be known as the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’