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BREAKING! Prime Minister dies after contracting COVID-19

Eswatini Prime Minister, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini has died after contracting COVID-19.

Ambrose Dlamini had been hospitalised in neighbouring South Africa in early December, two weeks after testing positive for Covid-19.

“Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the nation of the sad and untimely passing away of His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini,” Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said.

The prime minister “passed on this afternoon while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa,” he added, without detailing the cause of Dlamini’s death.

Dlamini had announced in mid-November that he had tested positive for coronavirus but said that he felt well and was asymptomatic.

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After being moved to South Africa, his deputy, Themba Masuku said he was “stable” and “responding well to treatment”.

The 52-year-old had been Prime Minister since November 2018.

Prior to that, he was the CEO of MTN Eswatini and worked in the banking sector for almost two decades.

Formerly known as Swaziland, the kingdom of Eswatini has reported over 6,700 coronavirus cases and 127 deaths among its population of 1.2 million people.

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Eswatini has recorded nearly 7,000 COVID-19 cases and 127 death.



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