SHAM SPEAKER OF HOUSE OF ASSEMBLEY
No Speaker has been elected when the constitution clearly stipulates that the Speaker should be elected. Feeble excuses that they were started late in the day, not enough ballot papers. This is just a mess and it stinks of The Monarch influence and we all know that the speaker will be of the King's choice. The new elected MPs are not speaking out and that's what they are there for. How can they speak out so early in their term of office, they dare not as they will miss out on all those foreign trips where the King hand picks his delegates. They all want to be on the right with the King and be known as rebellious MPs. The present form of government with no opposition party does not work. Who challenges the government when they detain young men and women lock up in solitary confinement without any charges. The MPs won't dare speak out in parliament and try to hold the police to account for their actions in fear of the Monarch and being singled out as an outcast in parliament.
Parliamentarians should know that what they would be doing tomorrow (21/10/13) in the chambers would be in total violation of the constitution. The constitution is quite explicit to the procedures that need to be undertaken when electing the Speaker of The House Of Assembly. To see the supreme law of the land being violated with impunity is a disgrace and travesty to whole justice system and there could be on answer to this and that's the interference of the Monarch. If Themba Msibi is not appointed (elected) the Speaker
tomorrow I will have to eat my words. He is the King's choice and that's why all the other candidates have taken the back seat in fear of challenging the King's choice. No one in parliament wants to been seen as a rebel as there are dire consequences from the Monarch, your time as a parliamentarian will be hell running down to your family and loved ones. The present parliamentary system and set up is not working and will continue to not work. As a member of parliament one should not fear to challenge things like this. The truth is that there no democratic government in Swaziland.
MASOTJA SEPTEMBER SIBANDZE