King Mswati thinks he owns his country – including the people

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The inclusion of someone called King Mswati III in the SADC troika is an insult to the intelligence of the people of the region and has made the SADC a laughing stock. Photo: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS
The inclusion of someone called King Mswati III in the SADC troika is an insult to the intelligence of the people of the region and has made the SADC a laughing stock. Photo: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS

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The recent comments by Eswatini monarch King Mswati III that everything in the country belongs to him – all the people and properties – has caused an outcry across the political spectrum.

The monarch made the utterance during his sibaya gathering on Friday. It was his first public appearance since the outbreak about three weeks ago of violent protests about his despotic regime.

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