MBABANE: A warrant of arrest has been issued against Mlungisi Makhanya, the President of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) and a team of senior detectives left the police station on Tuesday evening to search for his whereabouts.
It has been disclosed that the warrant of arrest against the PUDEMO President comes after the police arrested two suspects believed to be members of the Swaziland International Solidarity Forces(SISF).
The names of the suspects cannot be revealed pending their appearance in court.
Senior insiders within Mswati’s State security agency very close to the matter confirmed that the warrant has been issued and that the police were urgently looking for the PUDEMO President.
“The two suspects implicated the PUDEMO President during an interrogation,”said the insider.
It has been disclosed that the suspects were arrested last week, Police Spokesperson Phindile Vilakati had not responded to our questions at the time of compiling this report when asked to clarify the allegations.
Reached for comments, the PUDEMO President said he was not aware of any warrant of arrest against him.
“I haven’t heard about any warrant of arrest issued against me yet Nkhosi. I am currently in the Shiselweni region where I have been hard at work mobilising for a successful June 29 commemoration. All I can say to our people, something I have been saying to the textile workers here in Nhlangano, ‘let us remain vigilant and fight the evil murderous regime with all the ferocity required in order to defeat Mswati’ Let the instructive words of Apostle Paul to the Philippians, contained in Philippians 4:6-7 “Don’t worry about anything: instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done,” be our guiding principle. Ultimately, the people’s cause shall triumph,” said the PUDEMO President.
On another note, information gathered suggests that the warrant of arrest was just a formality as the police were ordered to shoot and kill the PUDEMO President.
This comes after Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini issued a statement saying the security forces will use force to defend eSwatini’s Sovereignty from what he described as terrorists.
Eswatini in the midst of a political crisis after Mswati unleashed soldiers and the police to shoot and kill dozens of civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms.
PUDEMO President Mlungisi Makhanya.