LOMAHASHA: Sibusiso Dlamini (37) was allegedly killed by King Mswati's soldiers, his body was dumped in thick grass.
The soldiers were deployed to patrol Lomahasha after the police shot and killed two residents triggering series of pro-democracy protests in that area. Lomahasha is situated in the eastern parts of eSwatini next to the boarder with Mozambique.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, Malangeni Dlamini, a brother to Sibusiso said his brother disappeared on Sunday 1st August 2021 only to be found dumped with serious injuries on his body three days later.
“We found him still alive with bruises all over the body which showed that he had been severely beaten and he couldn't speak.He was treated and discharged from Hospital but he died two days later. We suspect that he was beaten by the army for breaking the COVID-19 curfew. The soldiers who are patrolling the area force people to pay huge fines for breaking the curfew and those who fail to pay are severely beaten", he said.
Tengetile Khumalo, the army Spokesperson had not responded to our questionnaire at the time of compiling this report.
When reached for comments , Lomahasha Member of Parliament (MP) Ndumiso Masimula confirmed the matter adding that he was currently assisting the family with funeral preparations.
“As I speak I’m going to the family to assist where I can, I would like to appeal to the army to drop its weapons so we can solve this political crisis through dialogue", said the MP.
Meanwhile, United Eswatini Diaspora, one of the organization that reported to the King to the International Criminal Court(ICC) is organizing a march on 13th August 2021 to the United Nations for Human Rights offices in Pretoria demanding that action be taken to resolve the eSwatini political crisis.
Soldiers kills another Lomahasha resident