Constitutionally, the three arms of Government must operate independently and or without duress.
Chaos within the governing structure erupted after the judiciary backed by the Executive invaded the Legislature to arrest Members of Parliament(MPs) Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube.
But it wasn’t the first time, the Executive has been sending the police to harass MPs merely for being vocal,Marwick Khumalo and Charles Myeza(former Khubutha MP) are victims of a system that is hell-bent to silence the voice of the people.
During the arrest of Marwick Khumalo, the police invaded and raided his home in the company of journalists.
The intention was not to enforce the law but to harass, intimidate and tarnish the reputation of the MP hence the invitation of journalists.
Ethically, the identity of a suspect cannot be revealed pending his or her appearance in court, but it was a different case for Marwick Khumalo, his arrest and raiding was televised.
After the harassment, ten(10)years later, the judiciary is struggling to prove its case against Khumalo because there was no case at all, the intention was to silence Parliament.
The doctrine of the separation of powers suggests that the three(3) arms of Government must operate independently and or without any influence from the other.
But the interest by the Judiciary and the Executive to interfere in the operations of Parliament is influenced by the fact that the Legislature is the only institution in government where the people have the direct representation, the intention is to silence the people.
We cannot expect normal operations in the country while the voice of the people is behind bars,Mswati through the Executive and his captured Chief Justice want to oppress the people without being challenged.
It is important to state that one of the solutions to restore peace and stability in the country is to release the Legislature that is being incarcerated at Matsapha Maximum Prison.
The intellectuals who established the three arms of Government formulated basic principles, and one of the principles suggests that no arm must interfere with the operations of the other.
The Executive formulates Bills and Policies, the Legislature pass laws and the Judiciary interpretes the law.
But in this country, Mswati operates through his political syndicate that includes Attorney General(AG) Sifiso Khumalo.
The AG drafts Bills and Policies on behalf of Mswati, present them to Parliament through the King’s appointed Ministers and pass the law by influencing MPs and appointed Senators.
After passing the law, the AG, will then ‘sit’ with Chief Justice Bheki Maphalala and manipulate the law to strengthen dictatorship by targeting those who are critical against the regime.
The arrest of the pro-democracy MPs was discussed at the highest office of the land.
King Mswati, in his shallow mind, thinks he can arrest Parliament and expect things to be normal in the country, he must just release the incarcerated voice of the people.
Incarcerated pro-democracy MPs Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube.