GOVT BANS MPS FROM THE RADIO

From Swazi Media Commentary Tue Nov 13 2012, 04:05:00

Swaziland Members of Parliament say they are being bannedfrom the radio airwaves by the government.

They say it is because of a policy made by the Swazi Cabinet.

A row erupted in the House of Assembly when MPs accused Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini of keeping them off the airwaves. In Swaziland broadcasting is state controlled and the PM is editor-in-chief of the SBIS radio stations and the Swazi TV Channel.

Dlamini said MPs could not go on air without the permission of their areas' chiefs. He said it was wrong for them to just go on radio with issues which the chiefs were not even aware of.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Southern Africa:   Angolan Foreign Minister Off to Swaziland to Attend SADC Summit (news)
Angola Press Agency
24 August 2016

Angolan Foreign Affairs minister Georges Rebelo Pinto Chicoti left Wednesday for Mbabane, Swaziland, to attend the 36th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development ... [read more]

Southern Africa:   Govt Fails SADC Delegates (news)
Swazi Media Commentary
24 August 2016

King Mswati III, the autocratic King in Swaziland and soon-to-be Chair of SADC, has been exposed for misleading the 15-nation community that his kingdom was capable of holding the organisation's 36th ... [read more]

Southern Africa:   SADC Summit to Welcome President Magufuli (news)
Southern African News Features
24 August 2016

President John Pombe Magufuli of the United Republic of Tanzania has only been in power for less than a year. However, his popularity is growing across southern Africa due to his humility and actions ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!