The case of Siboniso Clement Dlamini has caused ructions in Eswatini’s legal circles for some time. Now three members of the high court have laid down the law. Dlamini, one of the country’s longest-serving attorneys, has been fighting to have the Chief Justice investigated for misconduct because the CJ barred Dlamini from appearing in any court until he submitted himself to prison as punishment for contempt of court. At the heart of the matter is Dlamini’s handling of a deceased estate – and a widow who is clamouring for her inheritance.
When Martin Ndzinisa died in 2001, Siboniso Dlamini handled the deceased estate. Many years later, however, and the widow, Phindile Ndzinisa, has seen not one cent of the E910 000 received by Dlamini’s trust fund on behalf of the estate.