Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

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Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini
Prime Minister of Eswatini
In office
27 October 2018 – 13 December 2020
MonarchMswati III
Preceded byVincent Mhlanga (acting)
Succeeded byThemba Masuku (acting)
Personal details
Born(1968-03-05)5 March 1968
Mbekelweni, Manzini Region, Protectorate of Swaziland
Died13 December 2020(2020-12-13) (aged 52)
South Africa
Cause of deathCOVID‑19
Nationality Swazi
Political partyIndependent
Spouse(s)Portia Thwala-Dlamini
Alma materUniversity of Eswatini

Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini (5 March 1968 – 13 December 2020) was a Swazi business executive and politician. He was the tenth Prime Minister of Eswatini from October 2018 until his death in December 2020. He was the CEO of Swazi MTN.[1]

On October 27, 2018, King Mswati III announced in a gathering at the royal kraal at Lobamba that Dlamini would be the country’s next Prime Minister.[2][3]

Dlamini tested positive for COVID-19 on 15 November 2020 and was hospitalized eight days later after developing mild symptoms.[4] He died at a hospital in South Africa on 13 December at the age of 52.[5] According to the Constitution of Eswatini, Masuku will serve as acting prime minister for a maximum period of three months.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The king of the eSwatini appoints a Prime minister, a novice in politics". Archived from the original on 27 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. "Mandvulo Dlamini appointed eSwatini Prime Minister". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. "AMBROSE DLAMINI IS PRIME MINISTER". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  4. "Eswatini PM becomes first head of government to die of COVID-19". BNO News. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  5. "Eswatini's prime minister, who tested positive for COVID-19, dies". Reuters. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  6. "Eswatini - Constitution - 2005 – CABRI". Retrieved 2020-12-14.