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Malkerns public transport employees join protesting children, Kombi Association boss blames police.

Tuesday, 12th October, 2021

MALKERNS: Public transport employees joined protesting children on Tuesday as the calls for democratic reforms intensifiy.

Reached for comments, Sabelo Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Swaziland Local Kombis Association confirmed the protest saying they later gathered that it was the junior police officers who were inciting the public transport employees to protest.

“Maybe these junior police officers want to ground the whole country by targeting the public transport employees. They are continuing to charge them large amounts of money for breaking traffic laws, sometimes they give them summons, maybe they want to see this country grounded”, said the Local Kombis Secretary General.

Phindile Vilakati, the police Spokesperson had not responded to our questions at the time of compiling this report.

Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis, citizens are protesting demanding democratic reforms. The country is ruled by King Mswati as an absolute Monarch, he appoints the Prime Minister, Ministers, Judges, Senators and all members of the various Governing Councils. Political parties are banned from participating in elections, human rights defenders, journalists, political activists and pro-democracy Members of Parliament  among others are thrown behind bars for advocating for democratic reforms.

 Malkerns public transport employees join protesting children, Kombi Association boss blames police.
Public transport operators in Malkerns join protest