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Liphimbo LaboMake visits family of incarcerated Nyanyali woman whose child disappeared during Incwala ceremony.

Monday, 19th April, 2021

NYANYALI: Liphimbo LaboMake visited the family of Ayanda Dlamini, the woman who was incarcerated for demanding her child  who disappeared during the Incwala ritual ceremony. 

Liphimbo is a newly established organisation and or a collaboration of powerful women rights activists that seek to intensify the voices on issues affecting women across the country.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Monday, Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Spokesperson for Liphimbo LaboMake an alliance for women rights groups  in Eswatini said they were warmly received by Ayanda's family adding that women should support each financially and spiritually. 

"Ayanda's family appreciated our visit, we discussed issues surrounding her bail contributions and the details on  the disappearance of her child.We call upon all women to support each other financially and spiritually as we are doing with Ayanda", she said.

The latest developments come shortly after this publication reported that Ayanda Dlamini of Nyanyali was allegedly tortured by the eSwatini police and subsequently thrown behind bars for demanding her child who disappeared during Incwala ritual ceremony, police accused her of being part of a group of residents who burnt the suspect's home, she is currently kept at Nhlangano prison. 

In an earlier interview with this publication, Colani Hlatjwako, the one Billion Rising Africa Coordinator said women rights organisations collaborated to demand justice for Ayanda because they understand the pain she is currently going through after her child disappeared not to mention the subsequent arrest and torture by the police. 

"As women rights organisations, we view Ayanda as a victim because she lost her child, but instead of receiving justice in the matter of her missing child, she found herself being victimised and arrested for demanding her child", said the One Billion Rising Africa Coordinator. 

Sibusiso Nhlabatsi, a human rights lawyer said it was surprising that the woman who was a complainant after her child disappeared was later arrested and nothing was communicated by the police regarding the whereabouts of the child. 

"As we speak, she doesn't know where her child is and whether the child is dead or alive. It should be noted that this is not the first time, the woman was arrested before and allegedly abused by the police. So this campaign by the women rights organisations is justified because even if we cannot justify the criminal acts that later happened at Nyanyali, all these acts were the results of the missing child", said the human rights lawyer.

Liphimbo LaboMake visits family of incarcerated Nyanyali woman whose child disappeared during Incwala ceremony.
Liphimbo LaboMake visits Ayanda Dlamini's family