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University of Eswatini graduation ceremony postponed as students write “King Mswati must fall” on the walls.

Monday, 3rd October, 2022

KWALUSENI: Dr Salebona Simelane, the University of Eswatini(UNESWA)Registrar has announced the postponement of the graduation ceremony amid the intensifying political unrest.

On Friday, the graduation arena was allegedly vandalized by students who wrote graffiti calling for the fall of King Mswati, an absolute Monarch who is also the University's Chancellor. 

In a memorandum released on Monday, the Registrar informed the students that their graduation ceremony has been postponed until further notice. 

"It is advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, the graduation ceremony has been postponed from Saturday, 8th October, 2022 to a future date to be announced,” reads the memorandum. 

Dr Salebona Simelane, the UNESWA Registrar confirmed the memorandum when reached by this publication.

Reached for comments, Philile Mavuso the Deputy President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) said the Graduation Ceremony was obviously postponed after the students called for the removal of King Mswati from power.  

“They are postponing it because of the ‘Mswati must Fall' graffiti, they are trying hard to clean while monitoring the situation. Students have decided that they don't want King Mswati III as their leader",said the Students Union Deputy President.

University of Eswatini graduation ceremony postponed as students write “King Mswati must fall” on the walls.
University of Eswatini graduation ceremony postponed as students write “King Mswati must fall” on the walls.