By Inhlase The powers invested in King Mswati III as eSwatini’s absolute monarch allows him to fill key state positions, including those on the bench, with members of the royal family or loyalists. While this cements the king’s grip on the country’s economy, it is also a powerful tool to stifle calls for democratic reforms

​Inhlase By Inhlase The powers invested in King Mswati III as eSwatini’s absolute monarch allows him to fill key state positions, including those on the bench, with members of the royal family or loyalists. While this cements the king’s grip on the country’s economy, it is also a powerful tool to stifle calls for democratic reforms