Ambrose Dlamini was a Swazi business executive who held the office of 10th Prime Minister of Swaziland/Eswatini, from October 2018 until his death on 13 December 2020. PM Dlamini obtained an MBA from Hampton University in Virginia, and had an impressive business portfolio incorporating both the banking and telecommunication sectors.
Tragically, Dlamini was only 52 when he died of complications related to COVID-19 (he tested positive for the virus on November 16). Initially, the PM was asymptomatic, yet later developed mild symptoms — leading him to check into a South African hospital in early December, with the aim of fast-tracking his recovery. It was reported that Dlamini was responding well to treatment, so his death came as a shock to many of the citizens of Eswatini, particularly in light of the official statement, which noted, “PM Dlamini died while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa,” without giving further details.