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Nkilongo MP Timothy Myeni takes on Attorney General on constitutional blunder in the appointment of Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini.

Tuesday, 20th July, 2021

LOBAMBA: Timothy Myeni, the Nkilongo Member of Parliament(MP) strongly challenged Attorney General Sifiso Khumalo to declare his interests before advising the House with  regards to the Constitutional blunder in the appointment of Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini.
This was during the swearing in of Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini in Parliament on Monday whose appointment was questioned and challenged  by other MPs including Myeni on the  basis that it was unconstitutional.
“Can the Honorable AG come out clear on this because he previously told us that he sometimes protects the interests of his employer. So before he provides legal advice to the House on this issue we want to know if the advice is genuine or he is protecting his employer? ” said the Nkilongo MP.
When responding to the concerns of some MPs, Attorney General Sifiso Khumalo alleged that Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini was actually appointed as a member of the House on Thursday 15th July 2021, adding that he was in possession of a legal instrument substantiating that.
MPs that include Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza from Hosea accused the King of violating Section 67(1) of the Constitution that stipulates that a Prime Minister shall be appointed by the King from the House, it is alleged that Cleopas Dlamini was a Senator at the time of appointment.
Nkilongo MP Timothy Myeni takes on Attorney General on constitutional blunder in the appointment of Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini.
Nkilongo MP Timothy Myeni.