The Royal Kingdom of eSwatini (formerly known as Swaziland) says the issue involving President Edgar Lungu’s plans to build a mansion at Nkonyeni is a private matter.
Government Spokesman Percy Simelane was quoted by Times of Swaziland newspaper reluctantly saying that the purchase of land to build a family house for President Lungu is a private issue.
Mr Simelane recalled that he once read about a citizen of eSwatini who he said had a family ranch in one of the First World countries. “That country’s government had nothing to do with it. It was as private as the alleged construction of the Zambian President’s house,” Mr Simelane had said at first.
However, the Reporter brought it to his attention that the Zambian government through its Spokesperson Dora Siliya had alleged that President Lungu’s land was a gift from the country’s authorities.
To this, he responded by saying that government was not privy to any paper work with what he termed alleged acquisition of the land in question.
“We want to believe that if indeed it is happening, it is a private matter towards the construction of a private home,” Mr Simelane said.