LUGAGANENI: King Mswati’s police are now regularly visiting Princess Dlalisile's home after she declared her support for democratic reforms.
Reached for comments, Princess Dlalisile, the daughter of King Sobhuza and Inkhosikati LaMasuku confirmed the matter, saying the police started the regular visits this week and camped next to her home to monitor her movements.
“It’s true Nkhosi, they have been camping next to my home this week trying to intimidate me”, said the Princess.
Efforts were made to reach William Dlamini, the National Commissioner of Police, however, he had not responded to our questions at the time of compiling this report.
Princess Dlalisile publicly declared her support for democratic reforms and condemned the killing of protesting civilians allegedly, by his brother King Mswati who rules eSwatini as an absolute Monarch.
Reached for comments, Sibongile Mazibuko, the President of the Ngwane National Liberatory Congress(NNLC) said it was encouraging to see other royal family members siding with the people in the midst of persecution.
“Dlalisile publicly declared that she was against what the King was doing by killing people. This will help us to know those royal family members who are with the people”, said the NNLC President.
In an earlier interview with this publication, when asked to clearly state her position regarding the ongoing calls for democratic reforms, the Princess expressed her full support, saying people must be allowed to govern themselves. She said under the current situation, she remembers the words of her father King Sobhuza who stated that he ascended to the Throne with nothing, everything belonged to the people.
“That is why it is important to respect the will of the people, they must be allowed to govern democratically”, said the Princess.