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ANALYSIS:What is so special about spending R160million renovating King Mswati’s Palaces amid shortage of drugs in hospitals?.

Sunday, 3rd March, 2024

It is surprising that,at the time when emaSwati are struggling with no drugs in hospitals and a collapsing education system,King Mswati and his Finance Minister Neal Rijikernberg opted to steal R160million claiming to be renovating Palaces and/or State houses. 

The budget suggests that around eight hundred thousand Rands(R800,000.00) was allocated for rural water or boreholes and to the best of my knowledge, with each borehole costing one hundred thousand Rands(R100,000.00),this means only eight(8)borehole might be introduced across the entire country.

Mswati is pocketing R160million to renovate his Palaces and the 1.2million emaSwati will share boreholes worth R800,000.00, what nonsense is this?.

What service is Mswati providing to the citizens of this country to deserve such a huge amount of money,while emaSwati are struggling with no drugs and access to clean water?.

The State owned Eswatini Observer described the recent Budget delivered by Finance Minister Neal Rijikernberg as the people’s budget,that was King Mswati’s budget and his Members of Parliament(MPs) will approve it because as convicted MP Bacede Mabuza articulated in court,there’s no Parliament in country where the word from one man is final.

Mswati remain a political parasite that public resources,there’s nothing like renovation of Palaces or State houses.

Every year the King is cashing this money saying he will renovate his Palaces, this is a legitimated ‘fraud’ by a person whose extravagancy and absolute addiction to a lavish lifestyle,has undermined the State’s capability to deliver basic services to the people.

But even if the Palaces are renovated,the question is; why are taxpayers forced to renovate another man’s homes while emaSwati are struggling with no drugs in hospitals?.

Clearly, there’s no political will to solve the social challenges affecting this country.

But then time will tell,this regime must continue to keep emaSwati hungry,poor and frustrated.

One day even the security officers who are sustaining the Tinkhundla in democratic system with guns will have no alternative but take part in the process of removing this cruel and oppressive regime.

ANALYSIS:What is so special about spending R160million renovating King Mswati’s Palaces amid shortage of drugs in hospitals?.
King Mswati.