Swazi King Demands Cows From the Poor
King Mswati III is alleged to have asked his subjects to give him cattle and cows for his birthday celebrations despite many people facing job losses. Recently, a court stated that chiefs have the legal right to evict their subjects.
Some Swazis are living below the poverty line.
Swaziland: King Demands Cows From the Poor
Swazi Media Commentary, 3 April 2012
King Mswati III of Swaziland, among the world's 15 richest monarchs, is demanding his dirt-poor subjects give him cows for his birthday celebrations. read more »
Swaziland: Chiefs Can Evict Swazis From Land
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 29 March 2012
In yet another blow to Swazis' basic rights, High Court Judge, Justice Bheki Maphalala, has ruled that Chiefs have the authority to evict their 'subjects' from their land and ... read more »
Swaziland: Judge - Chief Can Evict for Defiance
Swazi Media Commentary, 29 March 2012
Chiefs in Swaziland have the legal right to evict their subjects if they defy their authority, the kingdom's High Court ruled. read more »