The Prime Minister (PM) of Eswatini, Ambrose Dlamini, on Sunday, died of Covid-19.
Government Authorities of the only remaining monarchical African country, confirmed that the P.M, aged 52, fell to the virus in an unnamed South African hospital.
Deputy Prime Minister, Themba Masaku, confirmed that PM Dlamini had tested positive to the virus by mid-November and was being hospitalized in South Africa.
“The Prime Minister passed away this afternoon while receiving medical care in a South African hospital,” Masaku announced.
“Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the nation of the untimely death of His Excellency, Prime Minister, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini,” he ended.
PM Dlamini, a businessman, was appointed Prime Minister in October 2018 despite being an unknown figure in politics.
He tested positive for Covid-19 in November but declared he felt “healthy” as he displayed no signs of the virus.
Eswatin is the only African country still running a monarchical government, with King Mswati, ruling since 1986.
It is the exclusive right of the King to appoint all ministers in his cabine.