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Government remains in denial about what ought to be done in order to normalise the affairs of this country. Yes, this county is relatively abnormal in many ways, hence it is at the point of dysfunctionality. Of course, everyone benefitting from this abnormality is in denial of this fact. Supposedly, emaSwati are in enjoyment of all their inalienable human rights, we have been made to believe. Yet they have no say in how they want to be governed.


This country is not where it is because of some natural disasters but rather because of wrong policies and choices. These choices and policies are, unfortunately, not of the making of emaSwati. Consequently, emaSwati are victims in this whole scheme of things in which they have very little say apropos influencing or having inputs to national policies and choices towards the achievement of national imperatives. The very denial that emaSwati are oppressed and do not enjoy or even exercise their human rights becomes the number one enemy of this nation. This country is at the crucial crossroads that demands that fundamental change of mindsets in order to inform a renewal and positive trajectory of this nation. There are two choices to be made; either we remain as we are – pretending all is well – and pray for doomsday to come sooner before all of us are ravaged by the scourge of poverty and disease or take that giant leap and change our circumstances.


By now people should be aware that the obtaining political hegemony is leading this country to the abyss as manifested by the tacit enthronement of institutional corruption and fatally flawed policy decisions. If there ever was an opportune time for the nation to rid itself of the infancy that has been holding it back, then that time is now. This country, given its peculiar attributes, can easily become the Dubai, if not better, of Africa.


Yes, that can be easily achieved by disengaging from the notion that this country is either preparing for war as articulated by the budgeting trends or the need to defend the political status quo at whatever cost, instead of channeling resources towards  uplifting the living standards of emaSwati. This begins with channeling the budget towards education – free education from cradle to the grave – and a well architectured health delivery system that would turn this kingdom into the most favoured health-driven tourism mecca. It is either we go for radical political reforms to allow a multiplicity of voices to determine the destiny of this nation or keep the obtaining political hegemony that will inevitably lead us to doomsday. We have a choice to make and this begins with you!  

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