LOBAMBA: King Mswati’s mother Queen Ntombi Tfwala arrived driven in a Rolls Royce car worth over E10million during the official opening of Parliament on Friday.
Eswatini, a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa has about 70% of the population living below the poverty line, however, King Mswati and close members of the royal family continue to live an extravagant life.
Reached for comments, Pius Vilakati, the Spokesperson of the Community Party of Swaziland(CPS) said it was unfortunate that royalty continues to live an extravagant life when the citizens were affected by poverty that was worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is part of looting the resources for the exclusive enjoyment of royalty and its unfortunate that such luxury is displayed at a time when the citizens are affected by poverty and worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic” said the CPS Spokesperson.
On or around November 2019, King Mswati purchased about 20 Rolls Royce cars that collectively cost over E200million in the midst of an education and health crisis. This was widely condemned by leaders of the banned political parties, however, the King, through Chief Mgwagwa Gamedze, the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) in the King's Office later told this Swaziland News that he bought the cars with personal funds.
Queen Mother Ntombi Tfwala