Thursday, April 14, 2011


Here’s something that would never be allowed to be broadcast in Swaziland – a discussion about the Swazi monarchy and in particular, King Mswati III.

On South Africa’s Talk Radio 702 this morning (14 April 2011) phone-in host, Redi Tlhabi interviewed Dr Sylvester Maphosa, chief researcher at the Africa Institute of South Africa, about the reasons for the present protests in Swaziland.

Maphosa spoke about King Mswati, his lavish lifestyle, his dictatorial stance with his subjects and the undemocratic nature of the governance in the kingdom.

He concluded that in Swaziland, the monarchy is stealing from its own people.

Here is an extended extract from the show.

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