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King mswati remains in Eswatini amid protests

Demonstrators in Eswatini took to the streets overnight to demand reforms to its system of absolute monarchy , some of them burning cars and shops , local media reported on Tuesday.

Government spokesman Sabelo Dlamini denied some media reports that king Mswati iii had fled the violence to neighbouring south African.

Acting prime minister Themba Masuku also denied that the king had left, and appealed for calm from all swazis.

Following the false media reports circulating , I would like to take this opportunity to assure emaswati and the international community that his Majesty King Mswati iii is in the country and continues to lead working with government to advance the kingdoms goals

Government will updates tha nation on interventions on the current situation as the day progresses. In the meantime, we appeal for calm , restraint and peace from all emaSwati

Anger against Mswati has been building for years and protests occasionally turn violent , with police use teargas, stun grenades and water cannons yo disperse stone throwing.

The 53 year old king denied bwingbin autocrat and is impatient about the lifestyle enjoyed by him and his 15 wives who between them occupy several state funded palaces .

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Eswatini Mswati Sabelo Dlamini Themba Masuku

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