• THE STAND AGAINST TYRANNY

    There’s no doubt a self serving system of governance, despite a myriad of problems and a steady decline in popularity over the last decade remains in the reigns of out of touch decision making. The dialogue recommended soon after the unrest by SADC leaders is proving to be nothing but a get rich quick scheme for those in the right positions and the beginning of a life long struggle for Emaswati. Those given the alluring task of impressing King Mswati by keeping the people in check to reap self serving favours from the collapsing monarch have already shown their desire to further live of the pain of Emaswati. Case in point Prince Simelane who recently gave his biased view of the real situation by defining an imposing type of way forward where a supposed Dialogue is supposed to take place. I will not delve much on this but anyone looking to understand my point may simply refer to state media and other media platforms to verify my point. The corridors of Lozitha’ehlezi palace are probably abuzz with displays of fictional stories of the way forward as a nation instead of truths, I say this because cabinets mum nature on issues so sensitive to the people’s wellbeing is not due to ignorance but fear, yes fear of the known fear of loosing favour and consequently being dumped to the cold like Bo Mfomfo Nkambule and so many before and after him. What anyone says now wrong or right is subject to vigorous scrutiny by unknown forces that will influence King Mswati and how he receives the statements. Whosoever has pleased King Mswati enough will be appointed into sham committees that will benefit monetary benefits and looking at the E 22 million carrot “BA to khotsa hhayi kancane”.

    However daunting the task ahead is,the procession of the Dialogue should be by the will of the people furthermore free and fair. We the people must not yield to whatever skeem King Mswati and his emabandla “committees” have placed. Sitting one meer mortal in a Gold encrusted chair and sitting the people on cow dung as a power play is not going to work, not when we all want to be on level terms so as to freely express our views as Emaswati. King Mswati must remember he is mortal like all, he may have drunk from the poisonous chalice of absolute power but he is but just another speck of matter in this the people’s country. King Mswati’s imposed Sibaya must burn for all I give a hoot, it is an instrument of oppression why should we be subjected to inferiority by one mortal and his chosen few in our own land, when we the People afford him that power he uses to oppress us. We are not his subjects no more than we are his equals as Emaswati. It would be folly for us as Emaswati to know,see and feel yet fold to the tyranny that comes with his ways. Democracy is not imposed to date his monarchical democracy is his and his alone to understand that is why we the people are at the receiving end of a rotten side of it we don’t know what it is really, but his painful will on us. If king Mswati was a king for the people not his lifestyle he would have not arrested HNR Bacede Mabuza and HNR Mthandeni Dube and further pushed for the arrest of HNR Mduduzi Simelane who spoke for their people. Say it was just 3 people from each of the constituencies it is still by law their duty to voice whatever they were sent to voice in parliament.

    Gone are the days of those imposed life altering hacks such as Bo Vusela and Sibaya that have no detailed reports or even minutes on findings that lead to recommended actions by leaders. This is an untable situation that we have allowed to fester for far too long we can not be this passive and naive if we are to be free. It is way past time to take stand and avoid conflict and confusion which in my view and the majorities view is detrimental for the collective. Our economy can not withstand the aftermath. The repercussions of conflict domestic geopolitical or any form or shape for us are not something we can survive PERIOD!!

    Historically all the empires and dynasties fell at the hands of ignorance, the misinformation or confusion as to where real power emanates from and that is the people. Kings Emperor’s Presidents etc have used everything but the truth to stay in power they have killed lied used supernatural powers etc but it is the people who ultimately decide. If the institution of the monarchy “Bukhosi” is to survive I call on them to call King Mswati to order or they are looking to get rid of him like Mkabayi and the Zulu household? The most glaring fact here is if no one can call king Mswati to order Kuba Kubo or among his kindred let us all agree no one man should have so much power, because it means the institution of the monarchy will parish with him.

    Let us all have a voice on how to go about getting to an amicable solution for all involved. Or maybe the thought is we must all calm down before we engage in talks or worse the other side is playing mind games using time to run down the truth and distort international information on we having discussed our own issues our own way? Change wont go away even time is loyal to change, it is the times that demand change from the people. King Mswati should be wary of the fickle nature of his inner circle most if not all are not loyal to him but are beneficiaries from his ignorance.

  • Angi Bukelanga

    Emaswati have been led to believe they are lesser beings than a few chosen, even at their best they are not until the approval comes from ordained deities. It has taken loss of innocent “unarmed” civilian lives and not to mention an outpour of absolute egotism for the people to realize how bad we have it as Emaswati. If anything, the statements by His Majesty King Mswati III when disbursing Emabutfo on 09 Jan 2022 and during the Called Sibaya On 16 July 2021 immediately after the massacre of more than 100 Emaswati is anything to go by LO NGA BONI AKAFUNI!!! I may have not been privileged or ambitious enough to take leadership classes or qualified in public relations, but I am sure divisive statements do not benefit anyone but those individuals voicing them. What is nation building without unity, no given structures to arrive at those statements except evidently state controlled media and those benefiting the regime to explain to the average Liswati. A divide and conquer strategy seems to be at play, with the political situation in Eswatini the most popular choice by our leaders is to divide the nation. How then does a nation sustain peace when divided? as I decry my Question of “what if the monarchy was the uniting factor in Eswatini” the rude awakening was NO!! the people were oppressed fear and lack of knowledge ruled while the Monarchy as an institution was being destroyed by King Mswati III for self-gain. If no one except those who have come out to tell the King, he as a person was out of line from the blue bloods then this confirms a dictatorship alas a good monarchy is an institution not an individual it provides checks and balances not only for the few but the nation.

     As the PPA’s are struggling to convince the majority whom I feel are moderates or doubting Toms he has made it easy in essence for any sensible Liswati to make the decision on whether to be or not be. As we live in these Pre-Dialogue times one must ask several questions on the proceedings and how they will shape the outcome in this defining moment. With unpopular opinions now officially labelled as treason how does one express themselves freely at Sibaya? Am I the only one with no information or clarity, on direction and assurances from our King on procession guaranteeing free and fair dialogue? History the limited History I know is precise and without dilute to date no amended document has ever been availed by previous and current Government or leaders outlining the outcomes of any Sibaya ever held in the country except Vusela which brought our current constitution. Who is to say that was not an international standard or prerequisite or it had a preempted outcome for selfish gain? The last Sibaya in my opinion was a display of superiority, absolute disregard of any form of concession of the real situation which is that Change is inevitable.

    Our issues or situation should have been part of the agenda in the SADC meeting held in Malawi Lilongwe but to date the Prime Minister or those representing the nation have not published the minutes or at least our submission, or it is as we have always known or been told by state-controlled media that he was representing His Majesty king Mswati III. Lest we forget that his appointment came with the mentioned conceit. Our Prime Minister is outshined by his deputy so much so one would swear Masuku is running the show, by the way some of the prime minister’s personal affairs are being handled by DPM’s office. Is the Prime minister out of his depth when making decisions? My point is this is borne out of absolute power. Gone are those days when State funded trips were of no concern to the citizens we now need to be informed or are the trips still Government funded shopping sprees?

    The PPA’s inability to learn from this regime is obvious when it comes to dissemination of information which is a dire reality most Emaswati rely on their platforms for information, but none has come with a report from these definitive occasions this information not only works to awaken the moderates but even the conscience of the so-called conservative. If you don’t emphasize your stance no one will. Since numbers of those openly calling for political reforms are growing than dwindling most moderates are lingering toward that. The tip of the iceberg is just a confirmation of what resonates with their beliefs if they are to affiliate themselves with such change what are the values objectives mission and overall outcome of this movement?

    Remember under the right conditions and with enough time gratitude can turn into worship or worse devotion.

  • AT THE MERCY OF UNTAPPED POWER

    Truth is undoubtedly a very rare commodity in a dictatorship , autocrats never hear anyone but who they choose to hear .It is a usually a mutualy beneficil relationship eminating from inconsiderate selfish gains. One has to lament the Tinkhundla system’s existance in our country and do away with such a parasitic system. yes in all aspects of life those who gain from something will fiecely defend the existence of whatsoevr they believe is right even if it is evident that it is not sustainable. take forinstance the royal extended family as a whole the system favors them lesser than it should but only a handfull of those brave souls have come out to condemn the existance of a system that is in so many ways a shambolic jail even to them as blue bloods. as long as none of them tells the truth to the ruler the whole institution will perish taking them with it because a day of reconing when the masters whip exchanges hands is upon us where your actions will be judged a change that is inevitable —

  • I see this

    Emaswati have been led to believe they are lesser beings than a few chosen, even at their best they are not until the approval comes from ordained deities. It has taken loss of innocent “unarmed” civilian lives and not to mention an outpour of absolute egotism for the people to realize how bad we have it as Emaswati. If anything, the statements by His Majesty King Mswati III when disbursing Emabutfo on 09 Jan 2022 and during the Called Sibaya On 16 July 2021 immediately after the massacre of more than 100 Emaswati is anything to go by LO NGA BONI AKAFUNI!!! I may have not been privileged or ambitious enough to take leadership classes or qualified in public relations, but I am sure divisive statements do not benefit anyone but those individuals voicing them. What is nation building without unity, no given structures to arrive at those statements except evidently state controlled media and those benefiting the regime to explain to the average Liswati. A divide and conquer strategy seem to be at play, with the political situation in Eswatini the most popular choice by our leaders is to divide the nation. How then does a nation sustain peace when divided? as I decry my Question of “what if the monarchy was the uniting factor in Eswatini” the rude awakening was NO!! the people were oppressed fear and lack of knowledge ruled while the Monarchy as an institution was being destroyed by King Mswati III for self-gain. If no one except those who have come out to tell the King, he as a person was out of line from the blue bloods then this confirms a dictatorship alas a good monarchy is an institution not an individual it provides checks and balances not only for the few but the nation.

     As the PPA’s are struggling to convince the majority whom I feel are moderates or doubting Toms he has made it easy in essence for any sensible Liswati to make the decision on whether to be or not be. As we live in these Pre-Dialogue times one must ask several questions on the proceedings and how they will shape the outcome in this defining moment. With unpopular opinions now officially labelled as treason how does one express themselves freely at Sibaya? Am I the only one with no information or clarity, on direction and assurances from our King on procession guaranteeing free and fair dialogue? History the limited History I know is precise and without dilute to date no amended document has ever been availed by previous and current Government or leaders outlining the outcomes of any Sibaya ever held in the country except Vusela which brought our current constitution. Who is to say that was not an international standard or prerequisite or it had a preempted outcome for selfish gain? The last Sibaya in my opinion was a display of superiority, absolute disregard of any form of concession of the real situation which is that Change is inevitable.

    Our issues or situation should have been part of the agenda in the last SADC meeting held in Malawi Lilongwe but to date the Prime Minister or those representing the nation have not published the minutes or at least our submission, or it is as we have always known or been told by state-controlled media that he was representing His Majesty king Mswati III. Lest we forget that his appointment came with the mentioned conceit. Our Prime Minister is outshined by his deputy so much so one would swear Masuku is running the show, by the way some of the prime minister’s personal affairs are being handled by DPM’s office. Is the Prime minister out of his depth when making decisions? My point is this is borne out of absolute power. Gone are those days when State funded trips were of no concern to the citizens we now need to be informed or are they still Government funded shopping sprees?

    The PPA’s inability to learn from this regime is obvious when it comes to dissemination of information which is a dire reality most Emaswati rely on their platforms for information, but none has come with a report from these definitive occasions this information not only works to awaken the moderates but even the conscience of the so-called conservative. If you don’t emphasize your stance no one will. Since numbers of those openly calling for political reforms are growing than dwindling most moderates are lingering toward that. The tip of the iceberg is just a confirmation of what resonates with their beliefs if they are to affiliate themselves with such change what are the values objectives mission and overall outcome of this movement?

    Remember under the right conditions and with enough time gratitude can turn into worship or worse devotion.

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