Independent Online, South Africa
19 September 2008
Swazi: Voters promised Heaven and Earth
Candidates in Swaziland's election were making promises "off the top of their heads" to get votes in Friday's parliamentary elections, widely derided as a joke and meaningless as political parties are not allowed to form a government.
"How opportunistic that the rest of the region and the continent has chosen to keep quiet while thousands of people in Swaziland are subjected to poverty and the brutal dictatorship of the king," he said.