The ongoing health crisis is personal to some of us, we have lost relatives due to the non-availability of drugs in public health institutions.
When one of the Ludzidzini Tindvuna addressed mourners at my grandfather Prince Mgungu’s funeral, saying he was representing Indlovukazi(Queen), I was upset because the royalty was responsible for my grandfather’s death by failing to provide drugs in Government hospitals.
King Mswati and his mother must know that, the health crisis is not a fairytale and we know that this is as a result of poor political leadership and/or failure to account for public resources.
Now, health Minister Lizzy Nkosi is busy uttering outright lies, saying drugs are being delivered.
I am declaring that the health crisis is a personal issue to me, I was not raised by my biological parents but by my grandparents from when I was only two(2) years.
Seeing a person who is very close to your heart dying of a curable disease just because government is failing to provide drugs and other equipment is very painful.
I don’t want other Swazis to feel the pain that I went through after the death of my grandfather.
As a result, I will personally become one of those advocating calling for provision of drugs in public hospitals.
As mentioned, reporting about the health crisis is not only about my career as a journalist, I lost a close relative.