E-Guinea's Obiang meets Swazi King

2012-01-12 09:07
Mbabane - Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema visited King Mswati III of Swaziland, a few months after his son was robbed of $2.5m in a Swazi hotel, a spokesperson said.

Mswati made his first public appearance on Tuesday after months of seclusion to welcome the 40-strong delegation of Africa's longest-ruling leader.

Swazi government spokesperson Percy Simelane confirmed the visit on Wednesday, but refused to divulge details of the meeting.

Obiang, who came to power in 1979 and is also the African Union chairperson, met with leaders in southern Africa after attending South Africa's ruling African National Congress centenary the past weekend.

On Monday he made an unannounced visit to Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, the continent's third-longest ruler with 31 years in power.

In September last year, the wealthy central African leader's playboy son was robbed of $2.5m in cash from his hotel, the five-star Royal Villas Resort, where his father also stayed during his visit this week.

The money was kept in a bag outside a safe.

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