The Ministry of Home Affairs staff warmly welcomed newly appointed Principal Secretary Mr Nhlanhla Raymond Nxumalo who was introduced to them by the Ministry's Undersecretary Arnod Dlamini on Friday morning at the Ministry Headquarters in Mbabane.

Speaking at the welcoming ceremony Undersecretary Arnold Dlamini said “it is normal that as a public servant, Government can redeploy you anywhere hence everyone must embrace the changes made by their Majesties.

The newly appointed Principal Secretary expressed his happiness and contentment on the new position and thanked His Majesty for placing trust and confidence in his abilities more especially with such a complex Ministry where the good and the bad of the country resides. “lelitiko licuketse tinhlangotsi letimcoka telive kufaka ekhatsi lubhaliso, kwemukela bachamuki, tekuphuma nekungena kwebantfu eveni kanye nemikhosi yelive ngakoke kumcoka kutsi wonkhe mutfu asebente ngekwetsembeka”. He promised to lead by example and let his work speak volumes while still serving in the Ministry and beyond. He then requested staff members to work with integrity, humanity, be customer friendly, and work as a united team. “ngiyanicela kutsi sisebente ngelubumbano nangaphandle kwenkhohlakalo” said Nxumalo.

Furthermore, the newly appointed Principal Secretary requested all staff members to work together to ensure that the upcoming Umhlanga Ceremony is a success.

Mr Nhlanhla Nxumalo’s appointment was announced by His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mndvulo Dlamini in a press briefing held at the Prime Minister’s Office on the 03rd of August 2019. He replaces Reverend Antony Masilela who has been redeployed to the position of the Regional Secretary for Lubombo Region.

Title: Mr

Initials: NR

Surname: Nxumalo

Name(s): Nhlanhla Raymond

 Place of Birth: Zikhotheni Shiselweni Region)

 Current Positions

Mr Nhlanhla Nxumalo was appointed as Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs on the 3rd August 2019. He was the Regional Secretary in the Lubombo Region since 2014. Before he was the Principal at SIMPA since 2010.

Academic Qualifications

Mr Nhlanhla Raymond holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management



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Mlandvo A. Dlamini
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Ministry of Home Affairs
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His Excellency the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini visit the ministry of Home Affairs as part of his tour to familiarize himself with different government ministries. The head of Government encouraged staff to embrace culture of respect for work and Superiors, collaboration as well as innovation.


From left PS Mr. Antony Masilela, PM Mandvulo Dlamini and Minister Princess Lindiwe at the Ministry of Home Affairs Headquaters 

Before proceeding to tour the offices, Dlamini addressed the ministry’s staff where he emphasized that the mission of this government is to rebuild government and the country for future generations. He highlighted that the main objective of government is social profit rather than economic profit. Thus, Government as a whole needs to be customer-centric. Consequently, the Ministry of Home Affairs is expected to deliver paramount service to the satisfaction of the society.


The Prime Minister announced that cabinet have finalized government strategic road map which will be unveiled to the nation and Government Ministries in due course. The road map which will be unveiled by the Minister and Principal Secretary to staff members has been blessed by His Majesty King Mswati III and clearly defines the role that the Ministry of Home Affairs is required to perform. The purpose of the strategic road map is to ensure the country’s success as the saying “if you don’t plan, you are planning to fail”. Furthermore, PM was pleased that the ministry strategic plan was tabled in cabinet but emphasized that is expected to reflect and support the country core strategy.


In a bid to promote high performance culture in government, Dlamini encouraged the ministry of Home Affairs staff to work diligently with zero tolerance to corruption. The Prime Minister also brought a sign of hope for all government employees by revealing that staff welfare is a priority for government and Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) will be implemented as from the next coming financial year 2020/2021. He acknowledged that it’s a norm that COLA is paid to employees on annual basis and request employees to bear with government in this fiscal crisis. He added that he’s prayer is that salary increment should be paid on an annual basis while also ensuring that working conditions are improved.


The Prime Minister request for collaboration of the five Ministerial departments at Home Affairs to improve productivity and output. As part of the bigger whole of government, the Ministry is invited to work well with other ministries as it is witnessed in the country ports of entry where home affairs is working effectively with Eswatini Revenue Authority (SRA), Royal Eswatini Police Services etc.


As the country moves to fulfill His Majesty’s dream for first world status by 2022, PM requested the Ministry leadership to focus on innovation and digitizing of services such as biometric systems used in first world countries. The assignment is to improve service delivery through e-government program to avoid instances where people waste time and funds to come check for documents that are still under process. Dlamini emphasized that government will provided support where needed. He further encouraged the Immigration department to put in place all security features as modernization of immigration system implemented to ensure there are no unlawful duplication of documents.

Conversely, welcoming the Prime Minister was the Minister for Home Affairs Princess Lindiwe who told Dlamini that the mandate of her Ministry is that all Emaswati should be registered by 2022 and that the ministry will continue assisting government to curb corruption and help build a better economically viable Eswatini. Before the minister, Principal Secretary in the ministry of Home Affairs Mr. Antony Masilela stated that Home Affairs is one of the biggest Ministries in the Kingdom with over 400 staff members in five departments namely; Administration, National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, Immigration, Refugees and National Events and Celebrations. He Further expressed leadership and staff joyfulness for the tour by the Prime Minister and request that such should be continuous because it keeps everyone on toes. 

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 The Minister for Home Affairs Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Lindiwe attends an International Conference on Boarders Protection and Control as well as the International Security and Defence Exhibition. The Conference is hosted in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivore from January 21st-24th 2019. Ministers from neighboring countries in the Republic of South Africa and Mozambique as well as other African states are expected to meet and share expertise on boarder control and protection strategies.

Under the theme “A strong Africa in a Globalised world requires open, secured and controlled boarders through modern technologies and proven equipment, the Kingdom of Eswatini under the Ministry for Home Affairs intend to focus on the aspect of modern technologies and proven equipments. In this regard, over 25 countries are expected to show-case global security and boarder control solutions in the exhibition thus providing the country an opportunity to identify robust integrated Immigration system to protect Eswatini territories.

The Minister is accompanied by Acting Chief Immigration Officer Makhosi Simelane, whom is pivotal in advising the Minister on issues of maintaining an effective immigration control system.

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The Buganu ceremony which began in the Northern Hhohho Region at Buhleni Royal Residence will this coming weekend proceed to Hlane Royal Residence in the Lubombo Region for second edition of the song and dance festival. The event will begin on Friday 1st of March 2019 with presentation of Emaganu gifts to their Majesties and proceed until Sunday 3rd March 2019.

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Ministry of Home Affairs Lustsango in jovial song and dance  before departure to Buhleni

The Buganu ceremony is known among Emaswati as the celebration of the ‘first fruit’ which comes after the Incwala ceremony. Essentially this is about cleansing and renewal in a new year. Every year Emaswati celebrates their tradition through colourful ceremonies and Buganu ceremony is one of the ceremonies that unite Emaswati through culture, values and traditions. The Emaganu (marula) fruit) is a source of food amongst Emaswati and is regarded as magical healing ingredient used for skin care products because of its massive fertility properties. As part of Her Majesty the Indlovukazi job creation and poverty alleviation initiatives for the Kingdom of Eswatini rural woman, emaganu are used to make beauty products, as a result huge numbers of Emaswati have benefited from this initiative. 

The Minister for Home Affairs Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Lindiwe announced on Monday that Lutsango regiment must stick to the dress code. On Saturday they will be required to wear cotton made orange Lihiya and red Lihiya on Sunday respectively. She also caution Lutsango from wearing colorful clothing. Furthermore, their Majesties through Indvuna yeLutsango kaNgwane invited lutsango regiments from Lubombo region to partake in the Buganu celebration.

The clourful jovial songs and dance ceremony will be graced by the presence of His Majesty King Mswati lll, Her Majesty the Indlovukazi’, Royal family, emabutfo regiments and the entire Eswatini nation.  International guests from neigbouring countries and abroad will also partake in the ceremony. Nonetheless Emaswati will have a chance to hear words of wisdom from His Majesty King Mswati III.


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Mlandvo A. Dlamini
Ministerial Communications Officer
Ministry of Home Affairs
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