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Eswatini Prime Minister dies of Covid-19 after battling virus for four weeks

 Eswatini Prime Minister, Ambrose Dlamini, has died one month after testing positive for Covid-19, making him the first world leader to die from the virus.

Mr Dlamini, 52, had been hospitalised in neighbouring South Africa, the monarchy's government confirmed late on Sunday, Dec 13.

"Their Majesties have commanded that I inform the Nation of the sad and untimely passing away of His Excellency the Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini," Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku said in a statement.

"His Excellency passed on this afternoon (Dec 13) while under medical care in a hospital in South Africa."

Dlamini was moved to South Africa on Dec.1, to "guide and  fast track his recovery," from coronavirus. At that time, Masuku said Dlamini was stable and responding well to treatment.