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MP BACEDE: Senate, a retirement ‘dump’ site for elderly King’s loyalists who know nothing about democracy.

Friday, 18th June, 2021

MATSAPHA: Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza, the Hosea Member of Parliament(MP) said Senate remains a retirement ‘dump’ site for King’s elderly loyalists who were appointed to speak things that do not make sense as a counter strategy against democratically elected MPs.

This comes after Senators and pro-democracy MPs clashed once again over the ongoing calls for democratic reforms.

Speaking during a press conference held at S&B Matsapha, the MP said it has become a norm that old people who were loyal to the Tinkhundla system were dumped at Senate to speak a lot of nothing.

“You find that an elderly who was working for the police with a long overdue retirement is dumped at Senate to speak a lot of nothing. All Senators were never elected by the people, some don’t know how the structure of an Inkhundla looks like but you find them talking a lot of things that do not make sense, they were placed there to protect the appointing authority”, he said. 

The MP said the House of Assembly was being systematically suspended because some of them were calling for democratic reforms but Senate sittings were continuing as a strategy to give them a platform to counter the calls for democracy. He said as MPs who were advocating for change, they would continue to  demand freedom for the people regardless of the persecution they were facing.

“This is a very corrupt political system, I am talking through experience because I am part of it now” ,he said.

Eswatini, a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa is facing growing calls for democratic reforms both inside and outside the Tinkhundla system of Governance. King Mswati rules eSwatini as an absolute Monarch with Executive, Judicial and Legislative powers. He appoints the Prime Minister, Ministers, Judges, a majority of Senators and all members of the various Governing Councils among others.

MP BACEDE: Senate, a retirement ‘dump’ site for elderly King’s loyalists who know nothing about democracy.
MP Bacede Mabuza