This month marks 53 years of independence for Eswatini, however as a substitute of celebrating persons are planning “freedom” protests, demanding political and social change.
Eswatini is Africa’s final absolute monarchy, which suggests the king controls all the things.
Civilians say they’re bored with seeing members of the royal household dwell lavishly whereas many strange individuals dwell in poverty.
Their calls for for a democracy and the dissolution of the monarchy’s energy is nothing new and continues to obtain a hard-line response from the federal government.
BBC Minute spoke to a number of younger Swatis about life underneath an absolute monarchy and their hopes for change. They instructed us the monarchy’s pushback has merely fuelled their trigger.
Video journalist: Simi Jolaoso