30 September 2011
OH, BANANA KINGDOM
While concerned Swazi citizens are still grappling with the dismissal of High court judge, Justice Thomas Masuku, it has been reported that the Minister of Justice has since been fired from his post.
Minister David Matse had spent only one year after being told to vacate office by the country’s authorities. The reasons for his dismissal are not clear but sources close to the matter say that he was fired for his refusal to be used in to victimise the recently fired High court judge Thomas Masuku.
Unlike Masuku, who can still appeal his dismissal, Mr Matse has little in terms of options because he was appointed and dismissed by the king who happens to be above the law and cannot be challenged through the courts.
We are aware of the fact that the former minister was not enthusiastic about being dragged back into the politics of the banana kingdom. He only accepted the post out of respect for the king. We hope that he has finally been vindicated and can finally enjoy his life without being used as a pawn by king Mswati and his senile henchman, Barnabas Dlamini.
Issued By the Swaziland Solidarity Network [SSN]
‘SUPREME COURT JUDGES MUST RESIGN’