KING SNUBS NEW SWAZI WOMAN BISHOP

From Swazi Media Commentary Tue Nov 20 2012, 11:01:00

The Swaziland King, his Royal Family, the Swazi Government and local authority members, all snubbed the ordination of Africa's first woman Anglican bishop.

Bishop Ellinah Wamukoya, aged 61, of Swaziland made headlines around the world this past weekend when she was ordained the first female Anglican bishop in Africa at a time when the Church of England was still undecided about allowing women to become bishops. The consecration took place in Manzini, Swaziland.

The Swazi Observer newspaper reported that the programme director 'called for the government representative more than twice but no one showed up and other speakers were then called to the podium.'

The newspaper reported that also not present were representatives from royalty, the regional administrator and the Manzini Municipal Council. It said they had received formal invitations.

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