- A parliamentarian of Swaziland, Marwick Khumalo, says time has come for the entire government and parliament of his country to resign because they have not only failed to fulfil their promises to the people, but they also could not deliver. He described the parliament of his country as a mere "rubberstamp".
"Basically, I was questioning the fact that everything that the government has promised to do or the things that they are supposed to do, for instance there is the issue of the IMF, the World Bank and the ADB," Mr Khumalo told 'Voice of America' radio.
He said it is incorrect for the Swaziland government to use 52 percent of the country's revenues for the payment of civil servants' salaries.
"All reports have told us that, that is incorrect. We need to normalise the situation but nothing has been done about it. And this is actually hitting so hard at our economy. So there are many other issues which I raised during that particular day. But then nothing has been done, hence I call for the change of government to say look, you have failed to deliver and it is just about time to leave," he frankly said.
Mr Khumalo also pinned down the parliament, asking for its dissolution because its members voted in favour of wrong decisions, citing the case of its approval of a fifty million dollar fund which was squandered within two weeks. "Now it has become a subject issue of the commission of inquiry…. That is why we all deserve to go."
He said his attempts to move a motion of no-confidence on the government would be ignored because it was not easy for people in Africa to leave government even if they are not performing.
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