Will Eswatini's King respond to calls for democracy?

Eswatini's King Mswati has ruled the kingdom, previously known as Swaziland, for 35 years.

But people are demanding democratic reforms.

They're angry at widespread poverty, while the King spends millions on private jets and luxury cars.

Opposition groups say soldiers have killed dozens of protesters.

So will King Mswati listen to the demands for political change?

Presenter: Sami Zeidan


Mlungisi Makhanya - Leader, Opposition PUDEMO party.

Menzi Ndhlovu - Senior Political and Country Risk Analyst, Signal Risk.

Christopher Vandome - Research Fellow, Chatham House Africa Programme.

Eswatini's government did not respond to a request to join the panel.

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