| Ambrose Dlamini |
(politician, banker, COVID-19/Premature death)
|Born||5 March 1968|
|Died||13 December 2020 (Age 52)|
|Alma mater||University of Eswatini, Hampton University|
Prime Minister of Eswatini and one of the conspicuous many African politicians dying of/with Covid.
Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini was Prime Minister of Eswatini.
Prime Minister of Eswatini
On 27 October 2018, King Mswati III announced in a gathering at the royal kraal at Lobamba that Dlamini would be the country's next prime minister after the 2018 elections; he would succeed Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, who died the previous month. At the time, Dlamini had no prior experience in government. He was the youngest head of government in Eswatini's history.
The U.S. ambassador Lisa J. Peterson was opposed to Dlamini's appointment and called it unconstitutional, as he was not a member of the House of Assembly at the time. She also said the appointment could affect the amount of development aid from the US to Swaziland in future. 
While Eswatini went into lockdown in March 2020 like most of the world, it is unclear to what extent Ambrose Dlamini dissented from the globally imposed Covid-policies, like Rwanda's Pierre Nkurunziza.
Dlamini reportedly died in a South African hospital of "complications of COVID-19" or "after testing positive for COVID-19". His father strongly refuted claims of poisoning, and pointed out that his son was an (undisclosed) diabetic..
- ↑ https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/mandvulo-dlamini-appointed-eswatini-prime-minister/
- ↑ https://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/eswatini-kings-pm-appointment-could-threaten-crucial-aid-us-ambassador-17730799
- ↑ http://www.gov.sz/index.php/latest-news/204-latest-news/2437-partial-lockdown-extension-covid-19-15-april
- ↑ https://za.newschant.com/national/eswatini-prime-minister-ambrose-dlamini-dies-of-covid-19-related-complications/
- ↑ https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-14/eswatinis-prime-minister-dies-after-testing-positive-for-covid/12983034
- ↑ http://www.times.co.sz/news/131173-family-refutes-pm-poisoning-claims.html