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Zweli Martin Dlamini
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 Zweli Martin Dlamini writing in Swaziland News has highlighted allegations of land grabbing and resource capture by Kinf Mswati

An independent investigation by Swaziland News found that the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives who was acting on behalf of King Mswati arrived at Lomahasha to formally inform the residents that the King and royalty were taking over Nkalashane Farm.

This comes few weeks after Swaziland News reported that the King allegedly colluded with Finance Minister Neal Rijikernberg to change ‘ownership’ of farms in the country owned by Ingwenyama in Trust for the Swazi Nation to his Silulu Royal Holdings(PTY) LTD through "highly questionable 99 years lease agreements".

Local members of Mahlalela clan were quotes as saying that:

This thing started when we saw white people farming here without our knowledge and we reported this to our King, the King of the Mahlalela clan. 

In a related developent the article reported that 89 Mandosa families were homeless after they were evicted by the royal linked Eswatini National Provident Fund(ENPF) that claims ownership of Farm 319.

The evicted residents that include women and children had acquired the land at Mandosa Chiefdom through the Swazi Law and Custom(Kukhonta). 

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