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Swaziland

King Mswati III

Date of Birth: 19/04/1968
Place of Birth: Manzini


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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...


Economy faces royal crisis

Since the government can't get money from official lenders, it has gone to friends such as Kuwait and Qatar, into whose royal families King Mswati III married some of his daughters – but with no luck so far...

AA's South African-based boss, Tony da Costa, has categorically denied providing the money but the company's Chief Executive Officer, S'thofeni Ginindza, is a close business associate of Mswati III and also former Chairman of the Board of the Swaziland Electricity Company, another parastatal named in connection with the bailout...

' Ginindza is also a personal shareholder in Swaziland Empowerment Limited, which holds 19% of mobile telephone operator Swazi MTN, in which Mswati III also holds shares...


Uprising put down

As well as helping the Swazi opposition, behind the scenes Cosatu and the SACP also hope, we hear, to embarrass SA President Jacob Zuma, who is close to King Mswati III...


The King's budget

King Mswati III has absolute power in a country of extreme poverty, where political parties are banned and human rights activists are labelled ‘terrorists’ (AC Vol 46 No 9)...


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