On Tuesday morning, reports circulated the media platforms across the African continent and around the world that King Mswati III of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland has fled the country amid pro-democracy protests sweeping the tiny kingdom.
The demonstration began in the small kingdom days ago and escalated to a point where violence was witnessed, with some shops set ablaze by rogue protesters and businesses owned by the King also being attacked.
"Following the false media reports circulating, I would like to take this opportunity to assure emaswati and the international community that his Majesty King Mswati III is in the country and continues to lead in working with the government to advance kingdom goal" read part of the statement.
This comes after earlier reports said that King Mswati has fled the country and is hiding in Johannesburg, South Africa. Protesters want the country to adopt democracy and disband the old system.
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