PRETORIA: Prince Sihlangusemphi, the National Defense Officer was on Thursday rushed to NetCare Hospital in South Africa in a critical condition.
According to his immigration documents, the Prince crossed the order at around 10am on Thursday driven in an ambulance registered GSD 320 HE, he had been admitted at the Mbabane clinic before being transferred to South Africa.
But when the Prince arrived at the hospital at around 1500hours, Swazis living in South Africa welcomed him with a protest demanding that he goes back to eSwatini to receive medical care.
Reached for comments, Nandipa Dlamini of the United Eswatini Diaspora who was participating in the protest on Thursday afternoon said they wanted the Prince to go back to Swaziland to receive medical care.
“They collapsed the health system in eSwatini and now they are being rushed to South African hospitals here because they can afford to do so, he must go back home”, she said.
Efforts to reach Prince Sihlangusemphi’s family proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.
This is not the first time Swazis living in South Africa protested against authorities at the Netcare hospital, a few weeks ago, they demanded that Mswati’s Mother Ntombi Tfwala must be airlifted back to eSwatini.