Posted on 1/23/14 – Equatorial Guinea Online
AT exactly 3:45pm yesterday, the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo who was in the company of his wife jetted into the country aboard his Boeing 707.
Present at the Matsapha International Airport to meet the president and his delegation was the Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini, Deputy Prime Minister Paul Dlamini and almost the entire cabinet.
The president of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea came with a delegation of over 50 people, including investors who came into the country to look for business opportunities, aboard two separate jets.
The media was initially turned back from the airport as it was stated that orders were that no pictures be captured of the president’s visit to Swaziland.
A protocol officer only referred to as Shongwe approached journalists who were taking pictures of those present at the airport and informed them to stop at once.
“I have been instructed to tell you that you aren’t allowed to take pictures of this private visit so please delete what you have,” Shongwe warned.
As he addressed the journalists, more than 12 police officers came threateningly and surrounded the group of perplexed journalists and closely monitored the situation. Shongwe later retracted his statement and stated that his superiors had changed their minds, allowing media houses to report on the visit.