According to reports from the Communist Party of eSwatini, King Mswati the Third is on the run after some peaceful protest turned into violent clashes with the security personnel. King Swati has been ruling the country since 1986 when he ascended to the throne after the death of his father at the age of 18 years old. Despite his young age he managed to take control of the kingdom first by purging his father’s advisors to appoint his own in powerful portfolios.
Ever since he has been ruling the kingdom by an iron fist while accumulating millions at the expense of the unemployed youth. He also followed his father’s steps of marrying young women with some allegations of kidnapping which were never proved in the court of law. Currently, he has 15 wives and 23 children with a net worth of above $200 million. His lavish lifestyle has been the source of tension considering the fact that eSwatini which was formerly called Swaziland has one of the highest unemployment in the region.
Chaos started last week when the police fired tear gases and later on live ammunition at the peaceful protest. The protests turned violent and it seems like the King is struggling to contain the protest, he was left with no choice but to flee the country as reported by the opposition. If confirmed to be true that will means the end of Africa’s last kingdom. Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom.