Swaziland – 2 February 2016

Swaziland Workers Demand Release of Government Salary Report

Swaziland’s workers unions petitioned the government of King Mswati III, to release of a salary review report that highlights working conditions of public sector workers across the country.

Union leaders, backed by pro-democracy and civil society groups, warn that if the government continues to refuse to release the report, they would organize a series of nationwide demonstrations to put pressure on the administration to do so.

Voice of America


Swaziland’s King Mswati III two-month seclusion ends

King Mswati III of Swaziland is now free to participate in national, regional and international events as his two-month seclusion ends Saturday, APA reports here on Saturday.The king was away from public eye for the duration of the Incwala Royal ceremony which starts by young men fetching a sacred shrub used to build the king’s private hive in which he stays.

Older warriors who are members of the regiment then go to Mozambique to fetch water from the Indian Ocean, which is used for certain rituals during the event.