NOKWANE: Traditional healers from Ludzidzini Royal Palace performed rituals(kuchela)on vehicles grabbed from resigned Army Commander Jeffery Shabalala.
Shabalala was forced to resign allegedly by King Mswati after this Swaziland News released part of an electronic evidence that implicated the King on crimes against humanity, a plot to assassinate the editor and on how the arrest of pro-democracy Members of Parliament(MPs) was masterminded.The army vehicles were grabbed from Shabalala last week, three days after he resigned, three(3) star Lieutenant General Mashikilisane Fakudze was appointed the Acting Army Commander.
Reached for comments, Lieutenant Tengetile Khumalo, Umbutfo Eswatini Defense Force(UEDF) Spokesperson referred comments to National Defense Chief Officer Prince Sihlangusemphi.
“On the issue of vehicles, it is our parent Ministry, the Ministry of Defence and National Security, that deals with our administrative issues, on that regard it is the Chief officer who can enlighten you on the issue of cars”, said the army Spokesperson.
Efforts were made to reach Chief Defense Officer Prince Sihlangusemphi, however, his phone rang unanswered.
Army insiders told this publication that some of the vehicles grabbed from Shabalala are now used by Acting Army Commander Mashikilisane Fakudze, this was after the rituals were performed.
A BMW was grabbed from resigned Army Commander Jeffery Shabalala.