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US Embassy eSwatini confirms King Mswati’s soldiers shot diplomats’ vehicle

Thursday, 8th July, 2021

MBABANE: The Embassy of the United States of America(USA) has confirmed that members of the Umbutfo Eswatini Defence Force(UEDF) shot a vehicle belonging to diplomats last week.

This comes after Government disputed that members of the security forces were shooting civilians blaming foreign outsiders for the political unrest.

“We can confirm that shots were fired at an embassy vehicle on July 1, and that we informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the incident via a diplomatic note—a standard form of communication between all diplomatic missions and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The embassy is working closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to address the incident", said the US embassy in a statement. 

On another note, Princess Sikhanyiso, the Communications Minister when speaking to the British Broadcasting Cooperation(BBC) denied that security forces were killing civilians, she blamed foreign mercenaries for the killing of civilians.

US Embassy eSwatini confirms King Mswati’s soldiers shot diplomats’ vehicle
US Embassy Eswatini