Swaziland: The King’s Constitution

“The question of what role the monarchy must play in Swazi politics remains fundamentally untouched. More specifically, this relates to the ways in which a genuinely inclusive political system, one able to incorporate the
demands of a “modern” state, can coexist with the vast power and privileges accruing to those owing their position to a traditional system centred on the ruling Dlamini royal lineage.This paper will attempt to identify the progress (or the lack thereof) reached so far towards creating a democratic and participatory-based system through attempts at reforming Swaziland’s constitution.”