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Eswatini Police National Commissioner William Dlamini collapses, dies at OR Tambo International Airport.

Saturday, 7th October, 2023

MBABANE: William Tsintsibala Dlamini, the National Commissioner of Police collapsed and died at the OR International Airport on Saturday morning.

It has been disclosed that,the National Commissioner was from Angola, attending the International Police Organization(INTERPOL), he collapsed around 4am while waiting for a flight to the Kingdom of eSwatini.

The death of the National Commissioner was confirmed by a very senior government official who asked this Swaziland News not to quote him officially as the death was yet to be reported to the King.

“It’s true, we have just received the sad news but as you are promising not to quote me, I can confirm. The death of the National Commissioner is yet to be officially reported to the King. Nami ngititfola nyalo ekuseni kutsi live selivelelwe yinkinga lekanjena”, said the senior Government official.

Efforts to reach the National Commissioner’s family proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.

But a police officer who had spoke to this Swaziland News before the Government official confirmed the sad news, said,the National Commissioner was away, attending a meeting in Angola.

“I am off from work but, he was away attending an INTERPOL meeting in Angola”, said the police officer.

Efforts to reach King’s Spokesperson Percy Simelane proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.

The death of the National Commissioner comes at the time when his contract was about to expire, he was a trusted servant of King Mswati.

Eswatini Police National Commissioner William Dlamini collapses, dies at OR Tambo International Airport.
The late National Commissioner William Dlamini.