Edgar Hillary is new Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
King Mswati III has dismissed Sibusiso Shongwe his Minister of Justice & Constitutional Affairs. The decision was taken after the Minister was arrested on Monday on corruption charges. He has been replaced by former Police Commissioner, Edgar Hillary.
The formal announcement of the new appointment as published on the government website is as follows:
His Majesty appoints Edgar Hillary as Minister
“His Majesty King Mswati III has appointed Senator Edgar Hillary as the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.
This was announced by the Rt.Hon. Prime Minister Dr Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini in a press conference held at the Cabinet Office in Mbabane.
The statement reads;
Owing to the emerging state of affairs it is necessary to make the requisite change within Cabinet. Following a recommendation to His Majesty, Senator Edgar Hillary has been graciously appointed by His Majesty to the position of Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Senator Hillary brings to Cabinet a great a deal of experience and previous career path that give Their Majesties and Government the assurance that he will be fully capable of meeting the demands of the position.”