September 11, 2013 Leave a comment
One of the authors of the report, Alex Vines, told IOL News that he disagreed with banned opposition party PUDEMO’s boycott of Swaziland’s elections. “I think we will see a lot of people elected that have a reform agenda. That could mean that the king has to consider bringing some of them into government as ministers,” Vines further told the Southern African Institute of International Affairs on Monday.
But Vines’ comment hints at the problem of trying to reform the system in Swaziland: that Swaziland’s absolute monarch, King Mswati III, holds all the keys – regardless of a thin veneer of democracy. Read more of this post