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.

  • Twain - 2012-01-12 09:24

    Gee, I feel really sorry for the guy. They're all a bunch of corrupt, back-patting, self-gratifying circle-jerkers anyway. Maybe he should ask Mswati for it - wouldn't be surprised if it somehow ended up in his coffers.

  • paul.maarman - 2012-01-12 09:30

    why do cash, when you can MasterCard....cry me a river...

  • Shayne - 2012-01-12 09:35

    All a bunch of corrupt jackasses

  • Phumezo - 2012-01-12 09:37

    This is probably the only time we will ever have to thank our criminals for a job well done. That money will be spent in our economy at least!

      Moss - 2012-01-12 09:48

      Sometime to make quick cash you should steal from criminals ,I hope that tsotsi uses his $2.5Million cash wisely......

  • Bonjo - 2012-01-12 09:37

    This story is a lil too bizarre for me...Firstly who carries $2.5m in cash?! And why would u need that sort of money in cash? All at once? Then you leave it unlocked in a hotel room? Doesn't add up...Either way, some cleaner has been turned into an instant millionaire!

  • Errol - 2012-01-12 09:38

    Birds of the same feather always flock together.

  • Alex - 2012-01-12 09:46

    What a bunch of clowns!

  • Jay - 2012-01-12 10:07

    Long Live Corruption, Long Live. Despots stealing from Despots..... Shame. Only in AFRICA.

  • Anthony - 2012-01-12 10:22

    What is 2.5 million..............when your daddy has stolen billions ???

  • Daryl - 2012-01-12 10:56

    That amount of money in US $100 bills would weigh quite a bit? Sounds a bit unlikely to me.

  • Audrey - 2012-01-12 11:12

    who the hell carries 2.5m$ in cash in frikken Bag?????????? and leaves it outside the safe??????? How convenient.

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