By Ntokozo Magongo
There is a new sheriff in town under the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs. Sandleni Member of Parliament (MP) Muzi Bongani Nzima is the new Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs. Nzima takes over from former Mbabane East MP Harries ‘Madze’ Bulunga.
Nzima was among the new 19 Cabinet Ministers announced by Prime Minister Russell Mmiso Dlamini on Monday evening at the Cabinet Offices, Mbabane. Nzima has been working outside the country and he served the nation in countries including Armenia, Sudan and countries in Asia. He was attached in Geneva, Switzerland before joining politics in the country and winning the elections under Sandleni Inkhundla.
Nzima his interest was youth employment. “I have worked in countries engulfed by disasters. In some of the countries I have worked in, it happened that you spend the night in one country and have to wake up in a neighbouring country. It is now that I understand well your Majesty you always call for peace in the country and I know its importance,” he said.
Nzima then welcomed the new Prime Ministers appointed and said he was the right man for the job as he understood emergency well. Nzima said his passion is for the youth. He said if the youth is employed, there will be peace in the country. “They fetched me in Asia to come and assist in developing the country. I can work well with the youth because my language and the youth go together and it’s close,” he said.
Nzima could not be reached for comment last night after the appointment. Others who have served under the Ministry since are former Pigg’s Peak MP Hlobsile Ndlovu and Sigwe MP David ‘Cruiser’ Ngcamphalala.