Swaziland – 20 May 2016

Mswati’s jet impounded in Canada again

A private jet belonging to Swaziland’s King Mswati III has been detained for the second time in Canada due to a debt dispute.

BBC reported that the monarch’s McDonnell Douglas DC-9-87 was “impounded” for the second time in as many years as part of a court case between Mswati and Singaporean businessman Shanmuga Rethenam.

In court documents filed in Canada‚ Rethenam states that the King owes him around $8-million (about R125-million) for selling him the plane‚ modifications and refinancing.



Swaziland not represented in Commonwealth Women’s Parliament

Swaziland has not participated in the Commonwealth Women Parliament (CPW) because it has no representation, APA reports on Thursday.Swaziland has only one elected female Member of Parliament in the House of Assembly, out of the 55 elected members while 10 are appointed by King Mswati III. The Senate has eight female members out of 30.

A report of the executive committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Swaziland says the lack of activities in the CWP is worrying because the local CPA branch continues to participate in the activities internationally and regionally.

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