Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini

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Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini
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Prime Minister of Eswatini
Assumed office
27 October 2018
MonarchMswati III
Preceded byVincent Mhlanga (acting)
Personal details
Born (1968-03-05) 5 March 1968 (age 52)
Nationality Swazi
Political partyIndependent
Alma materUniversity of Eswatini

Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini (5 March 1968) is a Swazi politician, business executive and the tenth Prime Minister of Eswatini. Prior to his appointment, he served as the CEO of Swazi MTN.[1]


Dlamini comes from Mbekelweni eNhlanhleni. His great grandfather, Prince Malunge, was an uncle to King Sobhuza II. He is the son of Chief Mandvulo. He graduated from the then University of Eswatini and obtained an MBA at Hampton University. He worked in various banks (including Standard Bank), reaching managerial positions. He became the CEO of Nedbank (2003-2010) and the telecommunications company MTN Eswatini (2010-2018), part of the South African MTN Group.

Prime Minister of Eswatini[edit]

On October 27, 2018, King Mswati III announced in a gathering at the royal kraal at Lobamba that Dlamini would be the country's next Prime Minister, to succeed Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini who died the previous month, after the 2018 elections. Dlamini has no prior experience in politics.[2][3] He is the youngest head of government in the history of the state.


  1. ^ "The king of the eSwatini appoints a Prime minister, a novice in politics". Archived from the original on 27 October 2018. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Mandvulo Dlamini appointed eSwatini Prime Minister". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  3. ^ "AMBROSE DLAMINI IS PRIME MINISTER". Retrieved 28 October 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Vincent Mhlanga
Prime Minister of Eswatini