GOVT MINISTERS WHO GAMBLE FACE SACK

From Swazi Media Commentary Thu Jan 10 2013, 05:10:00

Cabinet ministers, public servants and MPs who go to casinos face the sack, the Swaziland Government's official spokesperson, Percy Simelane said.

He said there was a law specifically banning public servants from gambling and if they were found in casinos they 'will face the full wrath of the law'.

The public servants are covered by the Casino Act No.53 of 1963 - a law from the days before Swaziland became independent from colonial rule.

Simelane was reacting to a claim from the Times of Swaziland newspaper that 'two cabinet ministers', a 'number of' members of the Swazi Parliament and had been spotted 'numerous times at gaming houses'. There were also 'many civil servants who are avid gamblers', it reported.

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