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03 May 2013 10:59
King Mswati III. (Gallo)
It was astonishing that a Mail & Guardian article (April 26) could claim Morocco's King Mohammed VI as "one of only two constitutional monarchs on the continent together with Swaziland's King Mswati III". Why did the M&G's Page 24 not also read Page 35, in the same issue, on repression in Swaziland?
The Lesotho monarchy is the only constitutional monarchy in Africa.
It is indeed appropriate to group together the Moroccan and Swazi kings, but as authoritarian rulers.
For example, the Moroccan king controls the armed forces, police, secret service and foreign policy. Keith Gottschalk, Cape Town
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