DVOKOLWAKO: King Mswati is highly expected to build a hangar worth E230million for his two private jets, in a country where about 70% of the population live below the poverty line.
Macandza Ndwandwe(89) of Msinda, Dvokolwako in the eastern parts of eSwatini is appealing for donations from members of the public to buy food and build a one room house.
This was confirmed by Khumbulani Mvubu, the resident of the area when speaking to this Swaziland News on Monday.
“We are appealing for food and building material to build the house, we prefer the material but those who want to donate money can do so. My number is (+268) 7605 5452” he said.
On Monday, residents of the area organised themselves to start the construction of the house, however, Mvubu said their efforts were undermined by lack of building material, hence the structure was at a foundation stage.
The Times Sunday reported last week that government was preparing to build a shelter(hangers) for the King’s private jet, however the censored newspaper alleged that the project was for State jets to try and control criticism directed to the King despite that it\'s well documented that the two private jets belongs to the King.
Pius Vilakati, the Spokesperson of the Community Party of Swaziland(CPS) said the situation was getting worse for poor citizens as the King continues to loot resources to sustain his lavish lifestyle.
"Now they are planning to utilise E230million to build hangars for his private jets, this money could have been used to take care of the people through education, health among others, the situation is yet to get worse in this country\" said the CPS Spokesperson.
On Monday afternoon, University students leaders confirmed that government has denied many students scholarships due to the non-availability of funds
King Mswati to build hangers for his private jet, Dvokolwako old man appeals for accommodation