The judges were Mpendulo Simelane and Jacobus Annandale. The Registrar was Fikile Nhlabatsi. Their bail applications were opposed by the Crown.
The just-dismissed Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Sibusiso Shongwe was not granted bail and was remanded to Sidwashini correctional facility.
High Court Judge Qinisile Mabuza said he was a flight risk and he was likely to interfere with witnesses if he were released on bail.
All four face a series of charges relating to the administration of justice in the kingdom, ruled by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa’s last absolute monarch. The judges and the minister were personally appointed by the King to their offices.
SWAZI JUDICIAL CRISIS: FULL CHARGES
SWAZI MINISTER OF JUSTICE ARRESTED
CJ HAS HISTORY OF ABUSE OF POWER
CJ BID TO CANCEL OWN ARREST WARRANT
ARREST WARRANT FOR CHIEF JUSTICE
CJ AND JAILED JOURNALISTS