Eswatini: PM Dlamini should resign, if he values the Constitution

As the Prime Minister Cleopas Sipho Dlamini was appointed by King Mswati III in July 2021, as he was a Senator and not from the House of Representatives. Therefore, by a technicality … he shouldn’t be in office or have accepted the office of which the King deemed him fit for. As it is in breach of the constitution. The PM and the political leader on the merits of the King wasn’t designated from the right part of the national assembly.

As reported in Swaziland News:

Section 67(1) of the Constitution suggests that the King shall appoint the Prime Minister from members of the House. However, Mswati violated the Constitution and went on to appoint Dlamini from Senate. “The King shall appoint the Prime Minister from among members of the House acting on recommendation of the King’s Advisory Council”, reads the Constitution in part. But the PM, when addressing journalists on Friday urged pro-democracy activists to follow the Constitution when advocating for change. “We have the Constitution in this country, whatever we do, we must be guided by it”, said the Prime Minister” (Zweli Martin Dlamini – ‘Eswatini unconstitutionally appointed Prime Minister tells pro-democracy activists to follow the Constitution’ 22.01.2022, Swaziland News).

When his telling pro-democracy activists to follow the laws and the constitution. He should be careful with all of his actions and moves. As the King can easily target him and go after him. Just like the PM and the state has targeted the MPs who has fought for a representative democracy in the Kingdom.

The king has viciously and demonstratively used force against people. Where he has taken action and killed people to prove a point. The man in the highest office and absolute monarch can decide everything. He can elect, select and appoint anyone. The PM is just living on borrowed time in office. If he is becoming hostile or starts to question the King. The PM will be disgracefully discharged and be punished accordingly too. As his just another subject.

That’s what the PM should worry about. The Pro-Democracy Activists has nothing to loose. Not look the Representatives or the appointed government officials represents them. No, they represent the needs of the King and his Court. That is the mere reality here ….

Therefore, if the PM is principal about the Constitution, which he wants others to follow. He should be an example and publicly resign from his post. The PM wasn’t appointed properly and he should negate the problematic appointment of himself. If other people should follow the constitution, the PM should do accordingly as well.

Not that I anticipate anything from the PM. He only said this to act righteous and be morally superior. However, his just another useful fools of the King and he just don’t see it himself. The moment he hits a nerve or bares to insult the King. Expect the whole career and all achievements to be put into the storm-drain. That is the mere reality and the PM clearly cannot see that. Peace.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF): EFF Statement on the Spiteful Utterances of Despotic King Mswati against Pro Democracy Activist (13.01.2022)

Eswatini: People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) – Pudemo Statement in Memory of Founding President Mario Masuku (11.01.2022)

Eswatini: The Boksburg Declaration on the Intensification of the Democratization Process of Swaziland (05.12.2021)

Eswatini: Economic Freedom Fighters Swaziland (EFFSWA) – EFFSWA Statement on Cyril Ramaphosa’s Recent Visit to King Mswati (03.11.2021)

Eswatini: International Trade Union Confederation – ITUC condemns state repression against protesting public service workers in the Kingdom of Eswatini (26.10.2021)

Eswatini: CANGO – Response to 25 October 2021 Eswatini Observer Article (26.10.2021)

Eswatini: Economic Freedom Fighters Swaziland (EFFSWA) – EFFSWA Statement on Mswati’s “Dialogue” call after Incwala at his Cattle Byre (Sibaya) – (25.10.2021)

Eswatini: Peoples United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) – PUDEMO Statement on the latest developments in Eswatini – The Swazi Momeent is upon us! (25.10.2021)

Eswatini: The Sibaya is announced to buy “time”

That King Mswati III and his appointed government have announced another round of Sibaya will not get the Kingdom anywhere. Last time he was just flexing his power and appointing a new friendly face as the Prime Minister. Why would it be any change now?

Now that the government is closing schools, blocking social media sites and arresting pupils. The state is killing civilians participating in demonstrations and using police brutality to silence it all. The state is showing its sinister side and the King is vouching for it.

The King will not bring dialogue. When he arrests the ones who is in his way. When he takes down the MPs who is for Pro-Democracy. The political parties and civil society won’t be really represented. It will only be a publicity stunt and he will show his arrogance yet again.

The King haven’t changed since the last Sibaya. He did the same thing last time and there will be no reason to believe otherwise. The dead in the streets and the injured recently is a proof of this. The tear-gas, live-bullets and violent oppression is a proof of that.

This is why the Sibaya is a flawed and useless mechanism. Especially, when the absolute monarch … is not willing budge or give way. To give away power and reforms will cost him. However, the citizens doesn’t owe him anything and the King got blood on his hands. The dead that was ordered on his watch. These souls deserves justice and they should answered for. As a citizens cannot kill, steal or do anything criminal without meeting the law. The same law should be applied to the King and his acts as a monarch. However, at this very stage of time… he will linger on and use the office he has. He will not risk anything and he rather destroy his enemies. Than actually speak to them.

The King will not come with dialogue now. That will only be done to silence SADC and International Community. So, that they cannot forget these acts and move on to the next crisis elsewhere. Therefore, the Sibaya is just to buy time. He will not propose or do anything sincere.

No, that he should have done the last time around. However, he didn’t care and the dead from that time has still not gotten justice. There are new lives taken for the same cause. Because, the King isn’t willing to do the right thing. The King doesn’t have a heart or ability to comprehend this. At one point he could have become a hero. The man who issued or decreed democracy, but instead he wanted to be supreme and absolute monarch.

That will be his downfall. The revolution is brewing and not slowing down. The Kingdom is in crisis. Because, everyone is supposed to bow the knee for one man. However, the public isn’t agreeing with that. This is why he tries to buy time, but don’t believe it. It is insincere and not just. He is trying to fool the world yet again. Peace.

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