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POLITICS

How King Mswati uses culture, poverty to mislead the world about his ‘popularity’

Regiments who attend Incwala and other cultural activities are normally escorted by security forces, no Swazi was ever teargased during these King’s gatherings. But Swazis who organized protests to demand their democratic rights are arrested, tortured, shot and killed by Mswati’s security forces.

  1 month ago ago
How King Mswati uses culture, poverty to mislead the world about his ‘popularity’

POLITICS

Sibaya is a venue for political dialogue, Mswati can kill the people there

It is very disturbing to note that after killing dozens of civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms, King Mswati still believes he can summon the people to his Sibaya to discuss issues of national importance. Perhaps, it is important to state that King Mswati is now an alleged political serial killer and therefore cannot be trusted with human life not to mention hosting a political dialogue that seeks to remove him from power.

  2 months ago ago
Sibaya is a venue for political dialogue, Mswati can kill the people there

POLITICS

Mswati to call Sibaya, says politics cannot be discussed in his home

King Mswati wants to call Sibaya after Incwala in the midst of political tension in this tiny Kingdom. Sibaya is a traditional structure where Swazis are summoned to discuss issues, however, none of the issues raised in that forum were ever addressed by the King. “The King is appealing for calm and will host Sibaya after Incwala”, said Ludzidzini Indvuna Themba Ginindza.

  2 months ago ago
Mswati to call Sibaya, says politics cannot be discussed in his home

POLITICS

Soldiers and police are ordered to labor on King Mswati's fields, and taxpayers pay their salaries.

As part of King Mswati's ongoing Incwala celebration, soldiers and police were dispatched on Friday to work on his farms. Soldiers and police who operate on Mswati's fields at Engabezweni and Lobamba, to name a few, are paid by eSwatini taxpayers via the Ministry of Finance.

  13 days ago ago
Soldiers and police are ordered to labor on King Mswati's fields, and taxpayers pay their salaries.

CULTURE

Swaziland’s ‘COVID Compliant’ Traditional Ceremonies

Tradition is not to be trampled on in the kingdom of Swaziland. Even in apocalyptic times, ancestral duties must be attended to. While sporting events, entertainment activities and everything in between was limited and even halted, the all-important ancient royal festivities bulldozed on. R61 million was allocated for traditional ceremonies in the kingdom last year; a lot of money for what may seem like the collection of various plants and the drinking of traditional beer (Reed Dance, Incwala and the Marula

  1 year ago ago
Swaziland’s ‘COVID Compliant’ Traditional Ceremonies

ECONOMY-FINANCE

King Mswati Won’t Drink Beer This Year

It’s interesting to note that the most important traditional ceremony, and probably the most spiritual; the Incwala or First Fruits Festival continued in spite of the high COVID infection rates in Swaziland at the time.

  10 months ago ago
King Mswati Won’t Drink Beer This Year