Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Swaziland Solidarity Network


24 October 2011


Barnabas’ nepotism exposed

Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini does not seem to be able to differentiate between the government of the country and his personal farm. We have confirmed reports that he moves around his friends and family within the civil service like chess pawns.

After ending his honeymoon with Macanjana Motsa, the former government spokesperson, he has appointed his son in law Bhekithemba Gama, the husband of his first born daughter, to the post of Director of the Swaziland Information and Broadcasting Services (SBIS) through whom he aims to have further control on the country’s radio content.

Barnabas’ son in law has climbed the country’s civil service very quickly since his father in law was reinstated as Prime Minister. From being a school’s inspector he was whisked to the post of Under Secretary at the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, a ministry that Barnabas has a well known fixation in due to his investments in the industry.

This is procedural as all under-secretaries first assume directorship posts in one of the government’s departments before being promoted to the post of under-secretary. This blatant nepotism is one of the reasons why the country’s government fails to deliver to its citizens. But then again what can one expect from an unconstitutionally appointed Prime Minister. He is following his master’s lead.

Issued by The Swaziland Solidarity Network [SSN]

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