Thursday, June 13, 2024

Retain eSwatini Monarchy as is

The notion that colonialists introduced democracy to Afrika is a fallacy. The Afrikan traditional democracy has always been anchored on plurality, just laws, a fair judiciary, freedom of speech and equality. What they did was to force their brand of democracy (liberal democracy/multi-partism) on us, after rendering our Afrikan traditional leaders impotent. In fact, their brand of democracy was a condition for giving Afrikan colonies political independence to ensure economic control over them.

The eSwatini Kingdom is said to be the last absolute monarchy in Afrika. And the current political tension in the kingdom is a result of the tussle for supremacy between the governance systems of Afrikan traditional democracy and Western/liberal democracy. The former is represented by the eSwatini monarchy and the latter by the so-called pro-democracy movement.

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