Eswatini’s Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini Dies

Johannesburg: Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who tested positive for COVID-19 four weeks ago, breathed his last after being hospitalised in neighbouring South Africa. He was 52.

“Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the Nation of the sad and untimely passing away of His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini. His Excellency passed on this afternoon while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa”, Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said in a statement.

Dlamini was moved to South Africa on December 1, to ‘guide and fast track his recovery,’ from COVID-19. At that time, Masuku said Dlamini was stable and responding well to treatment.

Dlamini was appointed Prime Minister in November 2018, following his position as the chief executive officer of MTN Eswatini. He had worked in the banking industry for more than 18 years, including being managing director of Eswatini Nedbank Limited.

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