Mpumelelo Mkhabela | Eswatini: Peace can no longer be guaranteed without reform

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Colani Khulekani Maseko leads the Swaziland National Students' Union in protest.
Colani Khulekani Maseko leads the Swaziland National Students' Union in protest.
PHOTO: Colani Khulekani Maseko/Swaziland National

The rampant violence suggests that it is time King Mswati III initiates fundamental liberal democratic reforms that could see the monarchy cede a share of the monopoly on political and economic power, writes political analyst Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

The late King Sobhuza II (1899 - 1982), the respected ruler of Eswatini, prided himself as a man of peace. 

At the museum named after him in Eswatini, a visitor is struck by the tall, imposing figure in a well-crafted statue. Inscribed on the elevated majestic piece is the word: "Anginasitsa". Translated from siSwati, it means: "I have no enemy". 

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