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Monday, 16 August 2010


Prince Mahlaba, who received worldwide condemnation with his statement that journalists who criticise the Swaziland state should die, has once again called journalists liars.

Prince Mahlaba, a brother of King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch, and member of the shady group Liqoqo that advises the king, says that he never made a death threat and journalist are lying about him.

The death threat statement was made in public at the so-called Smart Partnership public gathering last month (July 2010).

Then he was reported saying, ‘I want to warn the media to bury things that have the potential of undermining the country, rather than publish all and everything even when such reports are harmful to the country’s international image.

‘Journalists who write bad things about the country will die.’

He also said at the time, It’s a fact that journalists earn their living by writing lies and if they do not write the lies then their source of livelihood is threatened and this is fact and beyond debate.’

Now in an interview with the Weekend Observer, a newspaper in effect owned by King Mswati, he says he never made a death threat against journalists and those who say that he did, wrote ‘nothing but lies’.

He went on, ‘Is it then not true that reporters tell lies in order to earn a living? They changed my story.’

There were many journalists and members of the public present when the prince made his original statement, but none of them have come forward to say he was misquoted, even though his remarks gained international attention and he was roundly condemned for making them.

Prince Mahlaba wondered why journalists who were present have not disputed the lies that he said journalists would die. Now, he wants the Swaziland nation to defend him.

Over to you Swazi nation.

2 comments: said...

Prince Mhlaba and I were imprissoned together when the Lord God sent an earthquake in answer to my prayer for the nation of Swaziland.

I was the only white pastor Ufundisi to be imprissoned this way, as of the instruction of the Lord.

In this state of being many
miracles were done for the nation of Swaziland and many things fixed into its foundation forever, never to be changed.


The nation is ignorant of evil at that time although evil was committed.

I only ever did what God told me for the nation and God saw it and accepted my sacrifice for this nation. His response to me was a thank you and Prince Mhlaba witnessed all these things.

More importantly the Lord watches Swaziland because of this.

Pastor Phil said...

God Splits the Rocks for Swaziland.

The time has come for change within the change. A change of spirit.