MANZINI: Political parties in the country has formed an alliance that will lead the mass action to oust King Mswati and transform the country to multi-party democracy.
The Political Parties Assembly (PPA) has been formed by the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO),the Ngwane National Liberation Congress(NNLC), the Swaziland Democratic Party(SWADEPA), the Communist Party of Swaziland(CPA) and the civil society.
In a statement sent to this Swaziland News, Mduduzi Gina, the Secretary General of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA said they resolved to involve all stakeholders as they work towards ushering the country into democracy. Gina invited all concerned Swazis to a march on Wednesday where they will deliver a petition to Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini.
“A petition should be delivered to the office of the Prime Minister and other Ministries by the PPA lead coalition on Wednesday November 13 Mbabane. A Mass Meeting of every concerned organizations and persons shall be convened on Saturday 16th, November at the SNAT CENTER starting at 0900hrs. A long-term program of action will be taken for implementation in the mass meeting envisaged. Any changes if any, will be communicated in due as we receive direction from the PPA” said the TUCOSWA Secretary General.
Furthermore, the PPA resolved to petition the South African High Commission to Swaziland, against being the accomplice and beneficiary of the ‘royal dictatorship’.
The resolutions to form the alliance were made in a meeting held at SNAT Centre yesterday in a meeting where strategies to democratize the country were discussed at length. During the meeting, it was resolved that the Political Parties Assembly (PPA) will lead the action to oust King Mswati.
Gina said the current problems facing the country were the result of the leadership crisis and called upon citizens to take action as the situation has worsened.
“The host of socio and economic problems faced by the country are a sick political order. Any attempts to address same can only be meaningful if a political solution is sought. The issues of fuel hikes, bread hikes, electricity tariff hikes, regressive taxation practices, refusal to increase salaries for public and semipublic workers and many more challenges are, but products of a sick political system that requires urgent fixing,” said Gina.
Political Parties Assembly(PPA) statement