Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Swazi dissident Mfomfo Nkhmabule who fears he is about to face arrest for his outspoken views on King Mswati III and the undemocratic kingdom of Swaziland, is continuing with his criticism.

Nkhmabule, who used to write a weekly column for the Times of Swaziland, the kingdom’s only independent newspaper, until he was dropped by the paper after pressure from King Mswati, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, has taken his column to the Internet.

The latest, published yesterday (1 June 2009), attacks the king and those around him for ‘partying, dancing and cruising all over Asia’ while not caring about the ‘lack of education for the Swazi people and their children’.

Nkhmabule goes on, ‘The Swazi people have served this monarch with their might, sweat and money hoping that the King would, in return, put them first in his priority list. The King is not making any sacrifice to show his people that he cares about them.’

To read the full column click here.

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