Barnabas Dlamini, the Swaziland Prime Minister who has refused to abide by the kingdom's constitution and stand down after losing a vote of no confidence, has previously caused a political crisis by defying the rule of law.
In 2003, Dlamini was PM and had held office for seven and a half years. Then, he refused to recognise two court judgements that challenged King Mswati III's right to rule by decree. This led to the resignation of all six judges in the Appeal Court. The court had ruled that the Swazi King had no constitutional mandate to override parliament by issuing his own decrees. [view whole blog post ]