MBABANE:King Mswati who is reported to be in a critical health condition at Manzana Royal Hospital did not attend a Good Friday special service held yesterday, instead a misleading outdated video where he was preaching during a new year religious gathering at Mandvulo Hall was circulated.
The video captioned “thanks-giving service for the year 2020” that was allegedly meant to mislead the public that the King was preaching at yesterday’s service was circulated shortly after this Swaziland News published a story exposing that the absolute Monarch was in a critical condition at the hospital.
It has been disclosed that the Good Friday service that was attended by a minimum number of high-profile people was held at Lobamba church situated next to eSwatini Houses of Parliament, about 500 metres away from the Ludzidzini Royal Palace and less than 200 metres away from the Manzana Royal Hospital.
On Thursday evening, Lusendvo Fakudze, the Ludzidzini Palace Governor, when asked to confirm and clarify the matter after senior members of the Umbutfo Eswatini Defense Force (EUDF) were seen maintaining high security at the hospital, he paused for a moment, avoided the direct questions and subsequently ask the Nation to pray.
“I can only encourage all eMaswati to pray and I believe the King where-ever he is, he will also be praying with the Nation, Nako lengingakusho mtfwanami, ube nebusuku lobuhle (meaning that’s all, I can say my son, have a good night)” said the Governor in a very low voice.
This year Good Friday special service was attended by among others Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, senior Prince Masitsela and former Minister Absalom Muntu Dlamini who was preaching.
King Mswati outdated video was circulated