Johannesburg - Swaziland’s King Mswati III insisted at the World Economic Forum Africa conference in Cape Town that he rules his country only at the pleasure of his people.
If they decided the country should transform from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy, he would be happy to oblige.
Mswati was one of several African heads of state who participated in the meeting which brought together more than a thousand political, economic and social leaders for a major chin-wag about Africa’s problems and prospects.
The others included Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and Benin’s President Yayi Boni.
Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was also a star turn at the conference. President Jacob Zuma participated as the host.