Hon. Minister Prince Simelane Profile

The Honourable Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, His Royal Highness Prince Simelane, was born on 8 March 1957 in Lozitha, Manzini Region.

He completed his O’level Certificate at Swazi National High School in 1978. In 1982, the Honourable Minister enrolled for a Bachelor of Science (Political Science) at the Indiana State University in the United States of America, which he completed in 1986. Soon after completing his degree, he joined the Umbutfo Eswatini Defence Force where his extensive work experience journey spanning over 30 years began. HRH Prince Simelane served in different roles until his highest rank as Major General.

Additionally, the Honourable Minister has received training on National Development Strategy in Taiwan and Infantry Basic Course at Fort Benning, a United States Army Post in Columbus, Georgia. Moreover, the Honourable Minister has served as a Board Member in a number of organisations in the Kingdom of Eswatini, including the Land Speculation Control Board, Tibiyo TakaNgwane, Central Bank of Eswatini and the Royal Liaison Officer for Churches.

In 2018, His Majesty King Mswati III appointed HRH Prince Simelane into Parliament and then as Minister of Housing and Urban Development. On 4 October 2023, His Majesty King Mswati III reappointed HRH Prince Simelane as a Member of Parliament. On 13 November 2023, His Majesty the King and Ingwenyama of the Kingdom of Eswatini further appointed HRH Prince Simelane as the new Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

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