MBABANE: King Mswati has grabbed the new police cars purchased with taxpayers money to be used in escorting his children, the vehicles are seen on the public roads used by Princes and Princesses.
This comes at a time when police officers were struggling with resources to fight crime across the country, the plight of the security officers has escalated to Police Camps where officers are living without electricity.
Reached for comments, Pius Vilakati, the Spokesperson of the Communist Party of Swaziland(CPS) said police were struggling with working equipment particularly cars to provide services to the people but the government prioritised the royal family.
“In a normal country, the priority should be the people and this case the priority should have been the police so that they can provide services to the people, this is an uncaring attitude by the government”,said the CPS Spokesperson.
A questionnaire was sent to William Dlamini, the National Commissioner of Police where he was asked to explain why the cars were now used by members of the royal family, however, he had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
On Tuesday, the National Commissioner informed police officers that the Eswatini Electricity Company(EEC) would disconnect power from Police Camps over unpaid bill.
In a memorandum dated 30th March 2021, the National Commissioner assured the officers that his office was addressing the matter with the relevant Ministry and the company with the urgency it deserved.
Police cars now used to escort King's children.