PRAY FOR AN­OTHER BARN­ABAS - KING

...Warns those who speak ill of late ex-PM will die

Observer on Saturday - - Front Page - Sto­ries by Bodwa Mbingo

His Majesty King Mswati III has urged the na­tion to pray for the coun­try to get an­other per­son of the late former Prime Min­is­ter Sibu­siso Dlamini’s cal­i­bre to feel the void he has left in the coun­try’s po­lit­i­cal land­scape.

The King fur­ther urged the na­tion to pray that the ap­pro­pri­ate can­di­dates are ap­pointed into Cabinet and fur­ther to Se­nate.

Speaking through his rep­re­sen­ta­tive Prince Fipha dur­ing the late former PM’s me­mo­rial ser­vice in Manzini yes­ter­day the King said it is only the Chris­tian com­mu­nity that holds the key as to what will hap­pen next through prayers af­ter the re­cent na­tional elec­tions.

“There is a need for prayer so that the right­ful can­di­dates that will pos­i­tively trans­form the coun­try’s econ­omy are ap­pointed. We need to pray for peo­ple of Barn­abas’ cali bret ole ad Cabinet. Con­do­lences are sent to the Nazarene Church, the former Cabinet and the na­tion at large for hav­ing lost such a per­son who spoke pure Siswati like some­one, who never went to school, able to fin­ish his speeches with­out in­clud­ing any English word. It was the same when he spoke English as he fin­ished his speeches with­out in­clud­ing any Siswati word,” said the King.

Mes­sage

His Majesty also had a mes­sage to those that speak ill of the late former Prime Min­is­ter Dr. Sibu­siso Dlamini now that he has passed on.

The King said God would pun­ish all those that feel they were wronged by the late former PM and, there­fore, feel they have a right to speak all bad things about him just be­cause they did not man­age to set­tle their dif­fer­ences with him while he was still alive. “It has reached His Majesty that at this time there are those that failed to fix things with the late while he was still alive and are now speaking ill of him.

His fam­ily mem­bers are urged not to join the fray and fight fire with fire. God will def­i­nitely take steps against them,” said His Majesty’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive.

The King through Prince Fipha and Bishop Sam­son Hlath­swako pre­sented a spe­cial present to the D la mini fam­ily to pull them through these hard times as a sign of mourn­ing his death.

(Pic: Si­mon Sha­bangu)

RIP: Late former prime min­is­ter Dr Barn­abas Dlamini’s son Muzi Dlamini among mourn­ers dur­ing the me­mo­rial ser­vice at Nazarene in Manzini yes­ter­day. Throngs of peo­ple came to pay their last re­spects to the fallen states­man who was ac­corded a state funeral.

RIP: Mem­bers of the Royal Eswa­tini Po­lice Ser­vice lead­ing the way dur­ing the me­mo­rial ser­vice of the late former PM.

PRAISED: The former PM's wife Gugulethu Dlamini fol­low­ing the pro­ceed­ings.

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