Africa-Press – Eswatini. Newly elected Siphofaneni Member of Parliament(MP) Nomalungelo Ntombi Simelane has promised to, at all times, bow and be faithful to His Majesty King Mswati.
The new MP known as LaZwide was sworn-in on Thursday by Clerk to Parliament Benedict Xaba who was leading her when taking the oath of office.
“Mine Nomalungelo Ntombi Simelane, ngiyafunga ngitsi, ngitakwetsembeka, futsi ngiyikhotsamele iNkhosi Mswati wesitsatfu, tindlalifa tayo, kunye nalabayobusa emvakwayo, kulandzela umtsetfo, iNkhosi ingisite(meaning: I,Nomalungelo Ntombi Simelane,do hereby swear that I will always bow and be faithful to King Mswati, his heirs and successors )”,said the new MP when taking an oath of office.
After being elected, all MPs in eSwatini are expected to be faithful to King Mswati, an absolute Monarch with Executive, Judicial and Legislative powers.
The oath of office doesn’t mention anything about serving the people. MP Nomalungelo Simelane replaces her husband Mduduzi ‘Magawugawu’ Simelane who was ousted for demanding democratic reforms inside Parliament.