King Mswati III

 
Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini
Brutal evictions a blot on eSwatini
Last week, Amnesty International released its report on forced evictions in eSwatini. The report, They Don’t See Us as People: Security of...
Swaziland’s name change challenged in court
Swaziland’s name change challenged in court
In a crucial test of the powers of King Mswati III, the Swazi High Court has been asked to strike down the king’s unilateral change of Swaziland’s name to eSwatini earlier this year....
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.  

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