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Over E500 million COVID-19 donations, no food distribution from Cabinet

Monday, 18th May, 2020

MBABANE:Sabelo Dlamini, the Acting Government Spokesperson joined the fast lane and avoided questions when asked by this publication to clearly specify when will government distribute food to the people.

This comes after Cabinet, through the National Disaster Management Agency under the Deputy Prime Minister’s received donation amounting to over E500million from private companies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and international partners. 

It has been disclosed that government only distributed donated food from Taiwan to few individuals and nothing convincing has been done with the multi-million cash donations including the E100million approved by Parliament.

Reached for comments, Sibongile Mazibuko, the President of the Ngwane National Liberation Congress (NNLC) said the delay in the food distribution was meant to frustrate the people so that they can appreciate the food as if it comes from the King.

“The reason the people are delayed in the food distribution is because the system wants them to starve so they can always be loyal to King. Actually, the food is available but the Tinkhundla want the people to starve so that they can appreciate the little they get from the system. This is a strategy to frustrate the people and once they are frustrated, the donated food will then be provided as if it comes from the King” said the NNLC President.

An MP who spoke to this publication on condition of anonymity said they will question Cabinet over the food distribution.

“We might question this matter in Parliament this afternoon and will give you an update” said the MP.

Russel Dlamini, the CEO of the National Disaster Management Agency recently told the media that they were now left with only E80million saying part of the money has been utilized to buy water tanks.

Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini recently announced an extension of the State of Emergency without clearly specifying how the food will be distributed to the people.





Over E500 million COVID-19 donations, no food distribution from Cabinet
PM Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini