Thandaza Silolo, the founder and President of the People’s Front(PF) has dissolved his political party and joined Swaziland News as a journalist. Silolo is a media practitioner who through PODRASO, worked within the then Swaziland Broadcasting and Information Services(SBIS) entertainment department.
Swaziland News editor Zweli Martin Dlamini says he is still analyzing the court papers filled by Mswati before the South African court and considering possibilities of filling a counter application that seeks to force the King to avail himself for a DNA test with some of King Sobhuza’s children.
Senior Advocate Myron Dewrance told the Mpumalanga High Court that King Mswati was violating basic human rights in eSwatini and urged Judge Brian Mashile to understand the context of Prince Sicalo’s court application. The Senior Counsel was defending editor Zweli Martin Dlamini and this Swaziland News in a matter where Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Defense and Security Prince Sicalo was seeking to interdict this publication against publishing what he described as private information about him.
Judge Brian Mashile has ordered editor Zweli Martin Dlamini and this Swaziland News to pay wasted legal costs to Prince Sicalo's lawyers for delaying to file opposing papers. The matter between the Prince and this publication was heard at the High Court of Mpumalanga on Tuesday, it came after the Prince took this publication to court to interdict over what he described as publication of his private information.
The resignation of Army Commander Jeffery Shabalala will weaken King Mswati’s military, Swaziland News editor Zweli Martin Dlamini told the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) this week. Dlamini said the resigned Army Commander had his supporters within the military and there was a possibility of a serious division within the State Security agency.
Government Spokesperson Sabelo Dlamini has pleaded with Ligwalagwala FM to ignore news published by the Swaziland News. Responding to questions live on air on Wednesday evening about an article published by this publication where it was alleged that King Mswati security officers were raping women as punishment for breaking a curfew, the Government Spokesperson said the allegations were far from being the truth and warned against articles published by what he described as ‘ematsabelangoti’.
Kenneth Dlamini, the editor of the State owned Eswatini Observer has died of COVID-19 related illness. The news of Dlamini's death broke on Thursday morning after he had been transferred to the Republic of South Africa for treatment. Insiders within the State owned newspaper revealed that the death of the Editor came after he had been vaccinated for COVID-19 over a week ago.
Prince Sicalo Nkopolo Dlamini has offered to pay seventy thousand(R70,000.00) as security for legal costs in the matter between him, editor Zweli Martin Dlamini and this Swaziland News. This comes after the editor filed an application at the Mpumalanga High Court in terms of Rule 47(1) demanding that the Prince pay R150,000.00 security of legal costs by close of business on Wednesday(15 December 2021).
Nude pictures of Army Commander Jeffery Shabalala and other sexual electronic evidence have been uncovered in the midst of a high level investigation. Swaziland News editor Zweli Martin Dlamini who is in possession of the information said it was obtained in the midst of an ongoing investigation into various plots by the Heads of security forces to arrest and or assassinate human rights defenders in the midst of the political crisis.