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List of heads of government of Swaziland

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List of heads of government of Swaziland

Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Swaziland
Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini

since 23 October 2008
Appointer Mswati III,
as King of Swaziland
Inaugural holder Makhosini Dlamini
Formation 16 May 1967
This article is part of a series on the
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This is a list of heads of government of Swaziland since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of Swaziland in 1967, to the present day.

A total of nine people have served as Prime Minister of Swaziland (not counting five Acting Prime Ministers). Additionally, one person, Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.


  • Heads of Government of Swaziland (1967–present) 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Heads of Government of Swaziland (1967–present)

  Denotes Acting Prime Minister
Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
Took office Left office Duration
Makhosini Dlamini
16 May 1967 31 March 1976 8 years, 320 days Imbokodvo National Movement
(until 1973)
(from 1973)
2 Maphevu Dlamini
31 March 1976 25 October 1979[1] 3 years, 208 days Independent
Ben Nsibandze
25 October 1979 23 November 1979 29 days Independent
3 Mabandla Dlamini
23 November 1979 25 March 1983 3 years, 122 days Independent
4 Bhekimpi Dlamini
25 March 1983 6 October 1986 3 years, 195 days Independent
5 Sotsha Dlamini
6 October 1986 12 July 1989 2 years, 279 days Independent
6 Obed Dlamini
12 July 1989 25 October 1993 4 years, 105 days Independent
Andreas Fakudze
25 October 1993 4 November 1993 10 days Independent
7 Jameson Mbilini Dlamini
4 November 1993 8 May 1996 2 years, 186 days Independent
Sishayi Nxumalo
8 May 1996 26 July 1996 79 days Independent
8 Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
26 July 1996 29 September 2003 7 years, 65 days Independent
Paul Shabangu
(c. 1943–)
29 September 2003 26 November 2003 58 days Independent
9 Themba Dlamini
26 November 2003 18 September 2008 4 years, 297 days Independent
Bheki Dlamini
18 September 2008 23 October 2008 35 days Independent
(8) Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini
23 October 2008 Incumbent 7 years, 252 days Independent


  1. ^ Died in office

See also

External links

  • World Statesmen - Swaziland
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