Outgoing Commerce Minister Mancoba Khumalo was in Ndzevane-Lubulini on Wednesday, where he literally violated Elections Laws and campaigned for Economic Planning Minister Dr Thambo Gina.
The Commerce, Industry and Trade Minister announced that, a factory shell would be constructed within the area, it will employ over one-thousand, seven hundred(1700) emaSwati.
Well, this is one of the political blunders committed by King Mswati who extended the term of office for these corrupt ‘political thugs’.
Apart from campaigning illegally, while in office, they are likely to loot public funds in the next forty-three(43) days.
The credibility of the Tinkhundla elections is already undermined by the elected Ministers who violate the law with impunity, of course, when questioned, they will claim they were in their State duties.
It might be true that as Mswati prepares for the 55-55 Independence and King’s Birthday celebration, he need the services of the Cabinet Ministers.
But at least those who were nominated were supposed to be dissolved so that they can compete fairly with the other nominees.
But then, in this country, only one man takes decisions, the Legal Notice No 183 issued by the King grossly undermines the principles of free and fair elections, Cabinet Ministers are now using State resources to campaign.
Cabinet Ministers Dr Thambo Gina, Mancoba Khumalo are guilty of corruption for campaigning with State resources, Mswati must shoulder the blame.