The King orders the Teachers to go back to work
They go back to work!
They are sacked by the Education and Training Minister.
Governor says The King’s word is Supreme!
Difficult to believe?
This is what is happening in Swaziland,Africa.
I searched for information and it is interesting.
Traditional and modern concepts existing together!
Let’s see how it works out.
At the Sibaya (‘people’s parliament’) held last week King Mswati made it clear that teachers who have been on strike for five weeks should return to work and government must start talks with them to solve the 4.5 percent wage claim that is at the heart of the dispute. The King ordered all teachers to go to school today (13 August 2012).
“There was a paradigm shift from the previous people’s parliament, which took place five years ago. That parliament was such that if you said you needed multiparty democracy, you were booed to sit down. But, this time, people were listening carefully. I think the scale of teachers going around the whole country making people aware of how corrupt our government is has changed the people’s mind to think that why can’t we try multi-party democracy,” Mazibuko said.(voa News)
|King||Mswati III||25 April 1986|
|Prime Minister||Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini||16 October 2008|
In general practice, however, the monarch’s power is delegated through a dualistic system: modern, statutory bodies, like the cabinet, and less formal traditional government structures. At present, parliament consists of a 82-seat House of Assembly (55 members are elected through popular vote; the Attorney General as an ex-officio member; 10 are appointed by the king and four women elected from each one of the administrative regions) and 30-seat Senate (10 members are appointed by the House of Assembly, and 20 are appointed by the king, whom at least the half must be women). The king must approve legislation passed by parliament before it becomes law. The prime minister, who is head of government is appointed by the king from among the members of the House on recommendations of the King’s Advisory Council and the cabinet, which is recommended by the prime minister and approved by the king, exercises executive authority.