Royals highlight how giving back empowers

Prince Bukhosi Dlamini, Chief Lameck Mokoena, King Manyovu II, Muzi Chirwa, Dan Nkosi and William Dlamini.

King Manyovu II, born Bhekumuzi, was speaking during the Mantjolo Cultural Day held at the Enkonjaneni Royal Kraal near Badplaas on Sunday.

This year’s theme was “A year to give”. The eSwatini delegation was led by Prince Bukhosi Dlamini.

King Manyovu said when the delegation returns to eSwatini, they must inform King Mswati III that as the Mnisi people they intend to present him with a belated birthday gift.

King Mswati celebrated his 50th on April 19.

eSwatini delegates.

“When you go back to eSwatini, you must inform His Majesty that we as Mnisi people want to present him with a belated present gift. He must make a free day available to accept his gift. We are planning to hand over the present somewhere between August and September,” said King Manyovu.

The event started on Saturday and ended on Sunday.

It included, among other events, the Mantjolo Sports Day. It also served as a ceremony at which members the Mnisi clan took time to educate one another about Swazi culture and share cultural activities.

Swazi maiden entertain the crowd.

“Prior to these days, we have been asking good Samaritans to bring something to give to the destitute. Remember, if you donate to the less privileged, you are loaning to God. And when He (God) pays you back, it comes 10 times more. It is better to loan to God than a human being. Thanks to all those who contributed to our plea,” added King Manyovu.

The king further thanked his wife for the kindness and the care she offered him.

Inkosikati Mnisi

His wife, Inkosikati Mnisi, initiated a programme that donates sanitary towels to schools in the province.

“I always say behind every great man there is a wise and a clever woman. My wife is very clever. She knows what to say, when and where. She speaks when it is necessary to do so. I love her for that,” he added.

King Manyovu said they are planning to donate the sanitary towels to all schools in the province and extend the programme to eSwatini.

Among those who attended the event were Kgoshi Lameck Mokoena, Makgoshi Masefako Digale, Chief Albert Luthuli Local Municipality’s executive mayor Dan Nkosi, and Gert Sibande District Municipality’s executive mayor Muzi Chirwa.

King Manyovu’s son, Prince Misisizwe Mnisi, speaking on behalf of the youth, urged them to be responsible.
He said as a youth traditional council, they offered various opportunities to empower the youth.

Prince Misisizwe Mnisi.

“Many of our peers are taking drugs, give birth at a young age and resort to crime. Today I’m here to talk to you all of you who ran away from schools. To be born in a poor background is not your fault. Your fault is when you die in a poor background,” said Prince Mnisi.

He said they trained 35 girls to obtain their driver’s licences. He said they also partnered with Sasol to empower the youth in agriculture, entrepreneurial skills and mentorship.

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Richard Nkosi
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