This video about Swaziland is called The Corrupted Kingdom.
Another video. no longer on the Internet, used to say about itself:
AND Swaziland Daily News Brief 25/04/06
Headlines -> King Mswati spoils himself to US$1.5 m birthday bash -> Swazi King orders lawyer to drop Queen’s US$250 000 lawsuit -> Workers’ rights threatened in Swaziland
However, Strauss-Kahn guilty or innocent, Strauss-Kahn in prison, in an expensive New York City hotel room or in Paris, Strauss-Kahn boss or someone else boss: the IMF continues to push anti-worker and pro-fat cat cutbacks all over the world.
Including in oppressive dictatorships like the Swaziland absolute monarchy.
From the Times of Swaziland:
‘IMF WANTS 7,000 SWAZI JOB CUTS’
19 May 2011
Retrench 7 000 now
MBABANE –Swaziland has been advised by the IMF to implement the enhanced voluntary early-retirement scheme – EVERS – without delay.
This will be one of government’s means to try and reduce its wage bill, which is considered to be one of the highest in Southern Africa.
About 7 000 civil servants have to go home for the process to have an effect on the wage bill.
The Fiscal Adjustment Roadmap that was adopted by Swaziland last year aimed at reducing the civil service by 20 per cent through implementation of EVERS but the scheme was suspended after government workers’ unions vehemently opposed it.
So, what the Swaziland royal dictatorship government and the IMF hypocritically call “voluntarily retirement” are in fact mass sackings, making thousands of Swazi families destitute.
Instead of the IMF now telling the king and the rich elite around him to cut back on themselves, the IMF advises His Majesty Mswati III to continue his attacks on workers. Workers, so poor already in Swaziland, including most lower and middle level government workers. The IMF pro-fat cat lobby wants to make Swazi workers even more destitute.
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