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The former Prime Minister of Swaziland was sacked by text message last September following a political reshuffle by the southern African nation's King.

Details of the e-sacking have only just emerged, according to a report by Reuters, but it's caused a certain amount of anger among the nation's political class.

It seems King Mswati got his Attorney General, Phesheya Dlamini, to dish out the order of the boot to former Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini.

One former minister described the e-sacking as an "embarrassment". While a lawyer told Reuters: "If a loyalist Sibusiso could be kicked out so rudely, it says a lot about palace attitudes towards those who serve them."

Last year, 3,000 workers at the Accident Group were sacked by text message after the Manchester-based no win, no fee personal injury claims outfit went titsup. ®

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