The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) reports King Mswati opened the national sibaya today (6 August 2012) and blamed foreign elements for stirring up trouble and dissent so that “Swaziland descends into chaos". He also blamed the world economic crisis for the fall in the number of tourists visiting Swaziland.
Other reports say that the king said Swazis should come in their numbers again to the Ludzidzini Royal Kraal at 8am and bring solutions to the current challenges faced by the kingdom.
Contrary to rumours circulating over the past few days, he did not sack the Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini, or anyone else. Nor, did he announce any new hirings.