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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

‘KING BELIEVES HE IS CHOSEN BY GOD’

The vision Swaziland’s King Mswati III says he received last week was not the first time recently God has spoken to him. 

In 2011, the King said God spoke to him through a TV remote control.

It happened at the Lozitha Palace, near Mbabane. At the time the king told his subjects about his ‘miraculous experience’.

The Times of Swaziland, the kingdom’s only independent daily newspaper, reported in October 2011, ‘His Majesty saw a miracle yesterday when he was preparing a sermon [to preach to a group of evangelical Christians.] The King said a remote control lay at the centre of a coffee table but something mysteriously brought it down.

‘He said there was no person or wind that could have brought it down.  The King said he realised that God was with him.  It was Him who brought the remote control down.’


Reverend Jonas Dlamini, one of the king’s preachers, said, ‘The king preached to us. He was filled with the light of the Lord when he told us that God had given him a sign when he was getting ready to meet us.  He said a TV remote on his table dropped to the floor with no one touching it and that is how he knew God was communicating with him.’

King Mswati’s older brother, Prince Masitsela Dlamini, told African Eye News Service that God had given the royal family authority to rule over other Swazi clans.

‘The Dlaminis are closer to God,’ said Dlamini.


African Eye reported at the time that according to political observer Charles Ndwandwe, the King, who normally preaches at prayer meetings, believes he is one of God’s chosen ones. 

Ndwandwe said, ‘King Mswati claims the right to his absolute power on the basis of both Swazi culture and the biblical divine rights of kings. His brothers are on record as saying democracy and other forms of government are illegitimate because the bible sanctions kings but not presidents or elected officials.

‘So it is important that the king be able to say he was given a direct sign from God, in this case the seemingly inexplicable dropping of a TV remote from a palace coffee table.’


 See also

GOD TELLS KING MSWATI A HOME TRUTH
KING’S NEW NAME FOR NON-DEMOCRACY
FEARS OVER KING’S MENTAL HEALTH

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