Reports coming out of the Kingdom of Eswatini suggest that King Mswathi III is in critical condition. The King is reported to be having challenges in breathing even though the state media is reporting that ‘everything is fine.’
Swaziland News says the king cancelled a planned press conference that was demanded by the people who are worried by his absence.Mswati has been absent from the media since mid march when he received state guests, soldiers from Taiwan who had come to donate helicopters. The soldiers were part of the 400 who were quarantined according to reports in Taiwan.
Swaziland, whose name was changed to the Kingdom of Eswathini by the King, is Africa’s last absolute monarch. It qualifies to be an absolute monarch because it is the king who chooses the Prime Minister and other top government officials.