Mbabane: Global tributes started pouring from international leaders after Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini passed away at an unidentified South African hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the government and people of South Africa, expressed his deep condolences to the government and people of the Kingdom of Eswatini at the passing of Eswatini Prime Minister The Honourable Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini.
Prime Minister Dlamini passed away on Sunday, 13 December 2020, at the age of 52, during treatment for COVID-19 in a South African hospital.
In a statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa on Monday, President Ramaphosa offered his sincere condolences to the family and friends of the late Prime Minister, the Royal Family, the government of the Kingdom, and the nation at large.
The President said: “Today, all South Africans and compatriots across our continent bow our heads in sadness at the passing of a leader who took pride in leading and representing his nation.
“His untimely passing is also a tragic reminder of the indiscriminate harm that is in our midst in the form COVID-19,” reads the statement.
On another note the President of the Somaliland His Excellence Muse Bihi Abdi conveyed his deepest condolences to the Government of Eswatini and its people on the death of the Prime Minister.
“The Government of Somaliland stands in Solidarity with His Majesty the King of Eswatini and the people of Eswatini during this hard time.”