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Soldier skips the country as pro-democracy security forces intensify underground operation to democratize eSwatini.

Tuesday, 17th August, 2021

MBABANE: A member of the Umbutfo Eswatini Defense Force(UEDF) has skipped the country as pro-democracy security forces intensify moves to contribute their military skills and information to democratize eSwatini.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Tuesday evening, the soldier said he was already in a safe place and would give further details about his reason to resign from the army later.

The name of the soldier and place where he has been accommodated cannot be disclosed for now for ethical reasons, he is expected to speak exclusively to this publication. He is the second security officer to skip the country in less than a week after Sergeant Cebile Shongwe, more pro-democracy security officers are expected to resign.

I am currently in a safe place and we will speak later”,he said.

Efforts to reach Tengetile Khumalo, the Spokesperson of the Army proved unsuccessful, she had not responded to our questionnaire at the time of compiling this report.

It has been disclosed that some members of the army had their close relatives killed during the recent massacre and as a result, the army subsequently became divided.

 Soldier skips the country as pro-democracy security forces intensify underground operation to democratize eSwatini.
A soldier has fled ESwatini.