Ambrose Dlamini

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Person.png Ambrose Dlamini  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, banker, COVID-19/Premature death)
Ambrose Dlamini.jpg
Born5 March 1968
Died13 December 2020 (Age 52)
Alma materUniversity of Eswatini, Hampton University
Prime Minister of Eswatini and one of the conspicuous many African politicians dying of/with Covid.

Employment.png Prime Minister of Eswatini

In office
27 October 2018 - 13 December 2020

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.[1] 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. [2]

COVID-19 Policy

While Eswatini went into lockdown in March 2020[3] 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[citation needed].


Dlamini reportedly died in a South African hospital of "complications of COVID-19"[4] or "after testing positive for COVID-19"[5]. His father strongly refuted claims of poisoning, and pointed out that his son was an (undisclosed) diabetic.[6].