SA man found guilty of plotting to kill King Mswati
A SWAZILAND court convicted a South African man of high treason and terrorism yesterday over a botched bomb attack against King Mswati III.
High court Judge Bheki Maphalala found Amos Mbedzi guilty of planning to plant the bomb at a bridge near Lozitha Royal Palace in the commercial hub Manzini in 2008.
The bomb was intended for Africa's last absolute monarch, who was due to use the bridge for an international trip the same night. But the bomb exploded prematurely in the car the plotters were travelling in.
Mbedzi survived with serious injuries while his two accomplices were killed.
Following the botched attack, the state proscribed political parties, and several activists went into exile.