MBABANE: Elliot Mkhantjwa, the Chairman of the Swaziland Democratic Party(SWADEPA) says eSwatini is not King Mswati's personal property, he challenged him to produce proof suggesting that he owns this country if he disputes his sentiments.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, the traditionalist said a country is a property collectively owned by the people adding that no human being in the whole world is allowed to own any country.
“No human being in the world is allowed to own a country, if the King claims this country belongs to him, he must tell us how this happened. Under normal circumstances, a country is a property collectively owned by the people, they then elect someone as their ‘Chairman’ and that person is then called a Head of State” said the SWADEPA Chairman.
The traditionalist said it was wrong in the first place for the country to have a government that belongs to a person, he urged eMaswati to work together and liberate the country from the ‘pocket’ of the King.
“Kumele kukhishwe lelive lapha ekhikhini(meaning: we must liberate the country from the pocket)” he said.
The SWADEPA Chairman further urged eMaswati particularly the youth to take advantage that some of them who knew how the country was stolen from the people through the 1973 Decree are still alive, make use of that information and liberate themselves.
King Mswati rules eSwatini as an absolute Monarch with Executive, Judicial and Legislative powers, he appoints the Prime Minister and Ministers, a majority of Senators, Chiefs and members of the various governing Councils among others.
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