Swaziland – 20 October 2015

Committee Tells Swazi Speaker to Quit
The Swaziland House of Assembly Speaker Themba Msibi has been told to resign by a Parliamentary Select Committee.
The five-member committee found him guilty of a series of offences, including nepotism and favouritism in the hiring of parliamentary staff; plotting the ousting/removal of the Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini from the Premiership position; abusing the name of the monarchy for his own selfish ends; promoting anarchy and running parliament like a personal fiefdom, and engaging in corrupt practices not being trustworthy and being fraudulent.

Writers Seek Millions in Compensation
The two Swaziland journalists who were jailed for writing and publishing articles critical of the judiciary but later released by the Supreme Court are suing the Swazi Government for millions of emalangeni.
Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer and writer, wants E20 million (about US$2 million) and Bheki Makhubu, the editor of the Nation magazine, where the articles appeared, wants E3.7 million.