King Mswati III

 
Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass
Swaziland’s leaders must stop eating all the grass
When King Mswati III, our reigning monarch, celebrated his 50th birthday last month, he was apparently wearing a diamond encrusted watch worth an...
The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion
The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion
Zambia’s president is building a house on a luxury golf estate — in eSwatini, the nation formerly known as Swaziland.
The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom
The businessman’s murder that rocked the Swazi kingdom
It was a warm Sunday evening on January 14, still light, when Victor Gamedze pulled into the petrol station that was about to become the scene of...
After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?
After Mugabe, could King Mswati be the next strongman to fall?
In the wake of Robert Mugabe’s fall from grace, commentators are rushing to ask: Which long-term African leader is next in line to hit the dust?...
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
King Mswati’s grand vision just a hollow shell
COMMENTFor King Mswati III, becoming chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) while hosting the organisation’s 36th...
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
SADC puts the focus on Swaziland, an anachronism in an ostensibly democratic region
The chair of this week’s annual Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of heads of state and government is being transferred from the...
Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chair will ‘institutionalise dictatorship’
Swaziland’s King Mswati III as SADC chair will ‘institutionalise dictatorship’
The prospect of Swaziland’s King Mswati III becoming chairperson of the South African Development Community (SADC) was worrisome as such an...
Lies, public money and a redone DC-9 in Swaziland
Lies, public money and a redone DC-9 in Swaziland
Court documents indicate that Swazi Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini concealed the full truth when he announced King Mswati III’s personal jet was a...
Cash splash for Swazi king's wings
Cash splash for Swazi king's wings
The Swazi government is forging ahead with plans to acquire a second private jet for free-spending absolute monarch Mswati III, despite a...
Swazi king sacks justice minister Shongwe
Swazi king sacks justice minister Shongwe
Former police commissioner, Edgar Hillary, was appointed to succeed Shongwe.  
2014 in review: Ebola, Boko Haram, elections and dodgy data
2014 in review: Ebola, Boko Haram, elections and dodgy data
Can salt water or nano-silver cure Ebola? How many schoolgirls did Boko Haram kidnap from Chibok? And did militants in northern Nigeria really...
[Video]More forced evictions in Swaziland
[Video]More forced evictions in Swaziland
Family homes are being destroyed under the orders of King Mswati III, to make land available for a Science, Innovation and Biotechnology Park.

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