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Public to protest on Wednesday as Mswati’s police continues to shoot and kill civilians.

Monday, 11th October, 2021

LUGONGOLWENI: Eswatini citizens will on Wednesday march to Siteki Police Station to deliver a petition as King Mswati’s police officers continue to shoot and kill civilians.

This comes after the police shot and killed Nhlanhla Kunene last week for allegedly violating curfew rules.

Reached for comment, Mlungisi Makhanya, the President of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) confirmed that protesters would march to the police station on Wednesday.

“It’s true, the protest will take place on Wednesday. What we gathered is that he was shot from the back and there was some injuries on his body, it’s clear that there is more on this issue”, he said.

On Saturday, the Times of eSwatini reported that police shot and killed a man for breaking curfew.

Mlungisi Makhanya and other influential members of PUDEMO later visited the Kunene family on Sunday to mourn the death of Kunene as per Swazi Law and Custom.

Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, eSwatini Police Spokesperson had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

This is not the first time police shot and killed civilians in eSwatini, dozens of protesters were killed by Mswati’s security forces during pro-democracy protests on or around the 29th June 2021.


Public to protest on Wednesday as Mswati’s police continues to shoot and kill civilians.
The late Nhlanhla Kunene