MBABANE: Inkhosikati Sibonelo Mngometulu known as LaMbikiza spent one week in a South African hospital in the midst of a health crisis in the Kingdom of eSwatini.
Documents in possession of this Swaziland News suggest that the King’s senior wife left the country on or around the 14th October 2020 through Matsapha international airport at 4:16pm, she was using a diplomatic passport number 20001651. The documents obtained by this publication's investigation unit further suggest that the Queen returned on the 22nd October 2020 through the same airport at 7:19 pm, the purpose of the medical attention cannot be revealed for now, for ethical reasons.
Questions were sent to the King's wife via her mobile phone, however, she had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
It has been disclosed that in the midst of the health crisis in the country after government manipulated resources to sustain the extravagant lifestyle of King Mswati, members of the royal family enjoy the privilege of crossing the boarder to seek medical attention in South Africa and other countries.
Bheki Mamba, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union(SWADNU) had earlier told this publication that the various health institutions were facing drugs shortage and Personal Protective Clothing(PPEs) for health workers adding that it might be a challenge to manage the looming COVID-19 second wave.
"We are facing shortage of PPEs and it might be a huge challenge to manage the COVID-19 looming second wave" said the nurses President.
On or around March 2020, government through the Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku's Office received over E500 million from various local and international organisations to fight the COVID-19, however, the money was allegedly misappropriated as health workers through their union later confirmed the shortage of working equipment.
Reached for comments, Brian Sangweni, the Spokesperson of the People's United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) said government will never invest in the health system for the benefit of the ordinary citizens because royalty has access to health care outside the country.
"Its not only LaMbikiza, even the Queen Mother would fly to overseas for a minor illness and this shows that government will never invest in the health system because royalty is enjoying access to health care outside the country, the people should now see what kind of a government is this" said the PUDEMO Spokesperson.