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Plans to Buy New Jet for Swazi King Face Opposition

Swaziland’s pro-democracy and civil society organizations have asked the government to scrap plans to buy a new presidential jet for King Mswati III, estimated to cost $13.2 million. The banned opposition and pro-democracy group, the People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), described the move to buy the new jet as insensitive and corrupt, adding that the amount could be better spent to alleviate the economic challenges Swazis face. The group says this comes at a period when...

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