Russell Dlamini

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Russell Dlamini
12th Prime Minister of Eswatini
Assumed office
4 November 2023
MonarchMswati III
Preceded byMgwagwa Gamedze (acting)
Personal details
Born (1973-10-23) 23 October 1973 (age 50)
Political partyIndependent
SpousePhilile nee Kunene
Alma materUniversity of Eswatini
Stellenbosch University

Russell Mmemo Dlamini (born 23 October 1973) is a Liswati politician who is serving as the prime minister of Eswatini since 4 November 2023.[1]


Dlamini obtained a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences at the University of Eswatini, then a master's degree in 2006 in sustainable development planning and management at the Stellenbosch University. In November 2015, he was appointed CEO of the National Disaster Management Agency.

Following the 2023 general election, King Mswati III decided to appoint Dlamini as Prime Minister.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ a b Lenin Ndebele (3 November 2023). "Eswatini has a new prime minister". News24. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  2. ^ Eswatini Government [@EswatiniGovern1] (3 November 2023). "His Majesty King Mswati III has appointed Russell Mmemo Dlamini as Prime Minister" (Tweet). Retrieved 18 November 2023 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "RUSSELL WINS FOR PRAGMATISM". Eswatini Observer. Retrieved 18 November 2023.

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Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Eswatini