oa Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy - The social dimension of Swazi divine kingship: an appralsal

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1817-2741



This paper outlines the socio-political role of Swazi Divine Kingship in post-colonial Swaziland. Paying particular attention to the political dimension of the Swazi sacred monarchy, 1 contend and demonstrate that to many urban Swazi commoners the Swazi monarchy has failed to live up to the key socio-ethical ideals of Swazi sacred kingship. These ideals include impartiality, fairness, and equitable power sharing between commoners and the aristocrats.

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