The autocrat remains determined to reign in expenditure on hospitals and schools in order to balance the budget, while continuing to live a decadent multi-million dollar lifestyle in palaces
King Mswati spent more than $74 million on his birthday while claiming that there are not sufficient funds to raise the salaries of public servants who have lost purchasing power by more than 14% in the last two years
The Communist Party of Swaziland and the Public Sector Associations of Swaziland noted that the government of king Mswati III had been spending vast amounts wastefully even as the country was in social and economic crisis
Myeni, a leader of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), was arrested on August 26, 2018, after he resisted a police officer from firing into a teachers’ protest two days before.
The landlocked nation of Swaziland in Africa is regularly witnessing strikes and protests as the people are rising up to assert their rights.