House of Assembly of Swaziland

The House of Assembly of Swaziland is the lower chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament.

There are a total of 55 single-member constituencies corresponding to the "tinkhundlas" (tribal communities). 14 tinkhundlas are located in the district of Hhohho, 11 in Lubombo district, 16 in Manzini district, and 14 in Shiselweni district. House of Assembly candidates are first nominated at the tinkhundla level. The candidates then go through a primary election. The top three finishers in the primary elections then proceed to a secondary election, where the candidate who receives the most votes is declared elected. The King appoints 10 members to the House. All candidates run on a non-partisan basis as political parties are banned in the country, and serve five-year terms. In addition, the Attorney-General is an ex-officio member and 4 women elected from each of the administrative regions.

The most recent election was held on 18 October 2003. Voter turnout was reportedly low among the 228,616 registered voters.The current Speaker of the House of Assembly is Charles Magongo.


=House members, 2003-2008 [http://www.gov.sz/home.asp?pid=847] =

* Speaker: The Honourable Prince Gudza
* Deputy speaker: The Honourable Trusty Gina

Cabinet

Cabinet ministers have the title "The Honourable", unless otherwise noted.

* Prime Minister: The Right Honourable Absalom Themba Dlamini
* Deputy Prime Minister: Constance Simelane
* Finance: Majozi Sithole
* Foreign Affairs & Trade: Senator Mathendele Dlamini
* Enterprise & Employment: Lutfo E. Dlamini
* Justice & Constitutional Affairs: Prince David

THE MIN. FOR ECONOMIC PLANNING & DEV. : SEN. REV. ABSALOM DLAMINITHE MIN. FOR HOME AFFAIRS : SEN. PRINCE GABHENITHE MIN. FOR NATURAL RESOURCES & ENERGY : THE HON. DUMSILE SUKATITHE MIN. FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL WELFARE : HON. NJABULO MABUZATHE MIN. FOR TOURISM & COMMUNICATION : SEN. THANDI SHONGWETHE MIN. FOR HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT : SEN. MABILI DLAMINITHE MIN. FOR EDUCATION : THE HON. THEMBA MSIBITHE MIN. FOR PUBLIC WORKS & TRANSPORT: THE HON. ELIJAH SHONGWETHE MIN. FOR AGRICULTURE & CO-OPERATIVES : THE HON. MTITI FAKUDZEMINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND YOUTH AFFAIRS: SEN. CHIEF SIPHO SHONGWEDEPUTY MINISTER FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND YOUTH AFFAIRS: HON. HLOB'SILE NDLOVUTHE LEARNED ATTORNEY-GENERAL : THE HON. MAJAHENKHABA DLAMINI

Members of the House of Assembly

* Lobamba: Marwick T. Khumalo
* Kukhanyeni: Clement Dlamini
* Mbabane East: Esther Dlamini
* Ntfonjeni: Henry M. Dlamini

5. THE HON. MICHAEL S. DLAMINI (MAPHALALENI)

6. THE HON. MANDLENKHOSI DLAMINI (HLANE)

7. THE HON. OBED MFANYANA DLAMINI (NHLAMBENI)

8. THE HON. VINCENT THEMBA DLAMINI (LAMGABHI)

9. THE HON. THULANI LUKE DLAMINI (MPHOLONJENI)

10. THE HON. VUSI DLAMINI (MAYIWANE)

11. THE HON. AARON DLADLA (NKWENE)

12. THE HON. GUNDWANE AARON GAMEDZE (SIPHOFANENI)

13. THE HON. GIBSON HLOPHE (SANDLENI)

14. THE HON. JOSHUA JELE ( SIGWE)

15. THE HON. NJABULO MABUZA (KUBUTA)

16. THE HON. PHINEAS DAZUKILE MALINGA (NGUDZENI)

17. THE HON. PATRICK MAGWEBETANA MAMBA (SITHOBELA)

18. THE HON. MOSES Z. MANYATSI (NTONDOZI)

19. THE HON. THULANI MASUKU (HOSEA)

20. THE HON. MBONGISENI J. MALINGA (GEGE)

21. THE HON. JOSEPH MFANAKAZIWA MASUKU (MADLANGAMPISI)

22. THE HON. MOSES N. MATHUNJWA (MHLUME)

23. THE HON. PETROS MAVIMBELA (MHLAMBANYATSI)

24. THE HON. MAQHAWE MAVUSO (MKHIWENI)

25. THE HON. PHILLIP MAVUSO (MHLANGATANE)

26. THE HON. NKULULEKO R. MBHAMALI (MATSANJENI NORTH)

27. THE HON. MAGWAGWA EPHRAIEM. MDLULI (MASEYISINI)

28. THE HON. VULINDLELA MSIBI (NGWEMPISI)

29. THE HON. THIMOTHY B. MYENI (LUBULI)

30. THE HON. HLOBSILE NDLOVU (PIGG'S PEAK)

31. THE HON. JAMESON HLOPHE(MAHLANGATSHA)

32. THE HON. PATRICK PHA MOTSA (MANGCONGCO)

33. THE HON. SIBUSISO MAJAHA NKAMBULE (KWALUSENI)

34. THE HON. THULANI T. DLAMINI (NKHABA)

35. THE HON. MARIA NTSHANGASE (MANZINI SOUTH)

36. THE HON. WISEMAN NTJINGILA (LUGONGOLWENI)

37. THE HON. QUINTON JABULANI ZWANE (HHUKWINI)

38. THE HON. DOWARD SIHLONGONYANE (SOMNTONGO)

39. THE HON. PHILIP SIKHONDZE (LUDZELUDZE)

40. THE HON. ELPHAS Z. SIKHONDZE (MBABANE WEST)

41. THE HON. FRANSON SIMELANE (MTSAMBAMA)

42. THE HON. VUSI SITHOLE (SHISELWENI 1)

43. THE HON. JOHN MLIVO SHIBA (MATSANJENI SOUTH)

44. THE HON. ZONDI SILENCE TSABEDZE (TIMPHISINI)

* Shiselweni 2: Enos Vilane
* Zombodze: Titus Tfwala
* Lomahasha: Meninjeni Mahlalela
* Prince Guduza (appointee)
* Princess Tsandzile (appointee)
* Chief Nzamenya Nhlzabatsi (appointee)
* Chief Solani Dlamini (appointee)
* Mphwia L. Dlamini (appointee)
* Vuke Moi Moi Masilela (appointee)

ee also

*Senate of Swaziland - the upper chamber of Parliament
*History of Swaziland
*List of national legislatures
*Legislative branch

References

External links

* [http://www.gov.sz/home.asp?pid=53 Parliament of Swaziland]


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