Swaziland: Heads of State: 1967-2016

Royal Clan: Nkhosi Dlamini; pre-accession names of each king are shown in parentheses after his official name.
King of Swaziland
25 Apr 1967 - 21 Aug 1982 Sobhuza II (Nkhotfotjeni, Mona, Mahogoza, Mpandla) [1]
Ndlovukazi and Regent of Swaziland
21 Aug 1982 - 9 Aug 1983 Dzeliwe Shongwe = LaShongwe [1]
Authorised Person of the Kingdom of Swaziland (ex officio)
9 Aug 1983 - 18 Aug 1983 Prince Sozisa Dlamini
Ndlovukazi and Regent of Swaziland
18 Aug 1983 - 25 Apr 1986 Ntombi Tfwala = LaTfwala [1]
King of Swaziland [2]
25 Apr 1986 - Mswati III (Makhosetive, Makhosimvelo) [1]
Sources and notes:
[1] Also in Swazi Nation.
[2] The Constitution (promulgated by the King 26 Jul 2005; effective 8 Feb 2006) routinely refers to the position of head of state as "King and iNgwenyama (of Swaziland)" where iNgwenyama means The Ngwenyama.
Last updated on: 30 Apr 2011 08:24:10