Eswatini monarchy, King Mswati III’s decision to by 120 luxury BMWs and 19 Rolls-Royce cars for his family has caused outrage in the impoverished kingdom.
The opposition party, People’s United Democratic Movement (Pudemo), on Thursday condemned the move by the King. Pudemo general secretary Wandile Dludlu said in a statement:
In Swaziland, public sector workers have not received salary adjustments in three years and the health system has totally collapsed, rendering the poorest of the poor vulnerable.
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Tertiary institutions have also closed down due to student unrest caused by the regime’s failure to cater for their tuition fees, textbook fees, accommodation and other expenses.
Pudemo accused Mswati of showing public workers a middle finger and proving to all and sundry that he is a law unto himself.
According to Africa Facts Zone, King Mswati III owns 2 private jets, a $625,000 Rolls Royce, a $500,000 Maybach 62, a BMW X6 and 20 Mercedes Benz S600 Pullman.