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Swaziland

King Mswati III

Date of Birth: 19 April 1968
Place of Birth: Manzini


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Endgame of throne?

What started as a student protest against police brutality has morphed into a full-scale crisis with King Mswati III's army killing between 80-100 civilians in clashes with demonstrators...

Angered by the monarch's obduracy a coalition of activists – in political parties churches human rights and pro-democracy groups – is demanding reform and an end to King Mswati III's 35-year reign...

Social movements and trade unions have called for the revocation of the 1973 decree passed by King Mswati III's father Sobhuza II which not only outlawed political parties but placed legislative executive and judicial powers in the hands of the king...

Why regional states stand on the sidelines President Cyril Ramaphosa took time out from the key South African local elections to visit Mbabane for a 'working visit' to King Mswati III on 2 November...


A state of royal denial

As reports and videos circulate showing dozens of pro-democracy protestors being shot and killed by security forces regional and international pressure on King Mswati III is mounting...


Noisy neighbours

King Mswati III's extravagance is legendary: last year he bought 19 new Rolls Royce cars for his wives mother and entourage...


Debt spike threatens reserves

Revelations that the King of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) Mswati III gave the President land in his kingdom on which to build a $4 mn...

The gifts were reportedly in exchange for preference in a lucrative road contract for a company Inyatsi Construction which is ultimately owned by Mswati III according to political insiders in Lusaka...


Princess Guebuza weds

The guest list is believed to include South African President Jacob Zuma and King Mswati III of Swaziland...


New name, same game

Inspired by a vision from God King Mswati III has declared his country a ‘monarchical democracy'...


Mswati’s private party

The arrival of a new private jet for King Mswati III has brought fresh turbulence to the virtually bankrupt country...


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