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Minister Buthelezi tells pro-democracy advocators to back-off, says public must stay away from his private life.

Monday, 8th November, 2021

MBABANE: Labour Minister Phila Buthelezi blasted pro-democracy advocators and further assured his Constituency that he was ready to bear insults while he focused on development projects.

Speaking in Parliament on Monday, the Minister delivered a statement in his personal capacity and warned his haters whom he said might be thinking that the threats and insults would make him succumb to their wishes of regime-change orientation.

This comes after the Minister was blasted by the public for vigorously opposing democratic reforms in Parliament and stopping Nkilongo MP Timothy Myeni from making his submissions about the Human Rights Commission's political unrest preliminary report that highlighted the killing of civilians.

“To the haters who may be thinking that the threats and insults will make me succumb to their wishes of regime change orientation, that will never happen. Let me remind all Emaswati that one of the pillars of democracy is tolerance, one valuable element we seem to have lost”, said the Minister.

Buthelezi said, to him the well-being of his Constituency was very important than personal short-lived popularity.

The statement by the Matsanjeni North MP comes after it was alleged that one of his pro-democracy former girlfriends called him to order after he tried to stop Nkilongo MP Timothy Myeni from making submissions in Parliament, however, the Minister said his private life had nothing to do with politics.

Minister Buthelezi tells pro-democracy advocators to back-off, says public must stay away from his private life.
Labour Minister Phila Buthelezi.