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|Prime Minister of Eswatini|
19 July 2021
|Preceded by||Themba N. Masuku (acting)|
|Alma mater||University of Eswatini|
He replaced Themba N. Masuku, who occupied the office in acting capacity, following the death in December 2020, of the previous substantive officer holder Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini. Before he was named prime minister, Cleopas was the chief executive officer of the Public Pension Fund of the Kingdom of Eswatini. He was also a Senator in the Eswatini Senate.
Prime Minister of Eswatini
On 16 July 2021, following major political unrest against the monarchy in Eswatini, at a sibaya held at the Ludzidzini Royal Palace, some 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Mbabane, King Mswati III, announced his appointment of Cleopas Dlamini as the next prime minister. The new prime minister took the oath of office on 19 July 2021 and also swore in as a member of the Parliament of Eswatini. He chaired his first cabinet meeting on the morning of 20 July 2021.
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