The Prime Minister of the State of Eswatini, Ambrose Dlamini, is died a month after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, making him the first world leader to die from the deadly virus.
Mr Dlamini,52, was hospitalised in their neighbouring bigger brother country South Africa, Eswatini’s monarchy government confirmed late Sunday evening December 13 that the Prime Minister Dlamini had passed.
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“Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the Nation of the sad and untimely passing away of His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini,” Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said in a statement.
“His Excellency passed on this afternoon (Dec 13) while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa.”
Ambrose Dlamini was moved to South Africa on Dec.1, to “guide and fast track his recovery,” from coronavirus. At that time, Masuku said Dlamini was stable and responding well to treatment.
The southern African nation of around 1.2 million people has so far recorded 6,768 positive cases of Covid-19, with 127 confirmed deaths, according to the health ministry.
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