MBABANE: Princess Sibekiwe Mamba of the Mamba clan has fled to Europe after opposing the installation of Sibonelo Mamba as the new King of the Mamba clan.
Sibonelo Mamba who was endorsed by the King’s Ludzidzini Council on the basis that his grandmother had a royal blood was rejected by the children of King Maja II.
It has been disclosed that soon thereafter, police started following Princess Sibekiwe and subsequently arrested her for breaking curfew rules, she was then released after a large crowd of residents visited the Siphofaneni Police Station demanding her release.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, Princess Sibekiwe said she arrived safely in Europe and accused Mswati of unleashing police officers to arrest and harass her merely for speaking the truth and preventing him from capturing the Mamba clan.
“I was arrested and taken to the Siphofaneni Police Station, they later released me after comrades arrived at the police station demanding my release. They then proceeded to search my house, my cellphone and laptop were seized by the police who claimed they wanted to conduct investigations. We are hoping that once this country attains democracy, the rightful candidate will take over the Mamba clan because very soon Mswati will fall”, she said.
Government and King Mswati’s Spokesperson Sabelo Dlamini had not responded to our questions at the time of compiling this report.
King Mswati is facing pressure both inside and outside his regime to democratize, he stands accused of manipulating government and traditional structures to strengthen his absolute power.