Business Calls on Swazi Govt to Step Down


Business leaders have come out in support of the resignation of the prime minister and his cabinet after members of parliament passed a vote of no confidence in his government.

King Mswati III: According to the Constitution, if the prime minister does not resign the king must sack either the government or the entire Parliament.

  • Swaziland:  King 'To Decide On Govt's Future'

    Swazi Media Commentary, 8 October 2012

    King Mswati III is expected to decide today (8 October 2012) whether to sack his cabinet, following a vote of no-confidence in the House of Assembly. read more »

  • Swaziland:  No-Confidence Vote Is Legal

    Swazi Media Commentary, 8 October 2012

    Barnabas Dlamini, the Prime Minister of Swaziland, is wrong to say the no-confidence vote passed against him and his government was illegal because it sought to force Cabinet to ... read more »

  • Swaziland:  Constitutional Crisis - Where Now?

    Swazi Media Commentary, 6 October 2012

    A constitutional crisis may be looming in Swaziland after the House of Assembly voted to sack the Government. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Prime Minister Still in Office After Vote of No Confidence

    Swazi Media Commentary, 7 October 2012

    Barnabas Dlamini, the Swaziland Prime Minister who has refused to abide by the kingdom's constitution and stand down after losing a vote of no confidence, has previously caused a ... read more »

  • Swaziland:  Prime Minister Vows to Defy Constitution

    Swazi Media Commentary, 7 October 2012

    Barnabas Dlamini, Prime Minister of Swaziland, is to defy the kingdom's constitution and ignore a vote of confidence passed against him and his government this week. read more »

  • Swaziland:  MPs Kick Out Cabinet

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 4 October 2012

    There is a battle royal looming in Swaziland after the country's much-maligned and justifiably-derided parliament took an incredible, historic step yesterday - by passing a no ... read more »

  • Swaziland:  King Exposed By No-Confidence Vote

    Swazi Media Commentary, 4 October 2012

    Members of the Swaziland parliament have passed a vote of no confidence in the government in such large numbers that King Mswati III is obliged to sack his cabinet, if he is to ... read more »

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