Swaziland king rejects proposed constitution

Swaziland king rejects proposed constitution

[JURIST] A member of Swaziland's Parliament says that King Mswati III [BBC profile] has sent the country's proposed Constitution [link to PDF], adopted by the House of Assembly and Senate in June [JURIST report] back to the country's parliament [official website] for further debate. While the document maintains broad powers for the king, he requested that parliament review a clause naming Christianity as Swaziland's only recognized religion and another providing pay for members of parliament even if the legislature is dissolved. The king must sign the constitution for it to become law. From South Africa, the Mail & Guardian has more.