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King’s treason decree: Sive Siyanqaba Chairman Musa Nkambule held by police

Wednesday, 18th December, 2019

MANZINI: Sive Siyinqaba ‘Sibahle Sinje’ Chairman Musa Nkambule was yesterday held by the cops at the Manzini Police Headquarters, he was accompanied by his lawyer Thulani Rudolf Maseko

The ‘Sibahle Sinje’ Chairman is among the four citizens alleged to be targeted by the police for treason charges after King Mswati allegedly issued a decree, the Swaziland Solidarity Network(SNN) reported to the South African media last week.

Speaking to this Swaziland News, Musa Nkambule’s lawyer Thulani Maseko who accompanied him to the police station confirmed that his client was questioned by the cops, they subsequently confiscated his cell phone for further investigations.

“They said a decision to charge him has not been taken at the moment, however,they seized his cellphone for further investigations. We went there in the morning together with his wife and they confirm to have raided his home, they then requested to speak to him privately. Thereafter, he was released, hence we are waiting for their feedback tomorrow if they charge him or not,” said the lawyer.

These latest developments come after the government denied a statement by the Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) alleging that King Mswati issued a decree for the arrest of four Swazi citizens.

“It has been brought to the attention of the Government that there are several news articles published mainly by South African media insinuating that His Majesty King Mswati III has issued a decree to arrest four Emaswati on treason charge. This is misleading information which has no basis or fact. Constitutionally the King does not issue orders of arrest, and no order has been issued by the Royal Eswatini Police Service,” said the Deputy Government Spokesperson.

But Lucky Lukhele, the SSN Spokesperson when reached for comments on the latest developments said they were sure of their information because it came from credible sources within the police and the royal family.

“The Sibahle Chairman was supposed to meet the police on Monday as disclosed by our sources but that did not happen because it was the Incwala holiday. However, as the Swaziland Solidarity Network, we want to state clearly that this is an intimidation by the police particulary because Nkambule issued a statement on behalf of his organization, it was not his statement. We are fully behind the Sibahle Sinje Chairman and we call the people of Swaziland to make their finally push to freedom, its almost there” said the SNN Spokesperson.

Last week, the SSN exclusively disclosed that the King issued a decree to arrest Prophet Gcina Mtsetfwa, Sibahle Sinje Chairman Musa Nkambule, journalists Musa Ndlangamandla and the founder and editor of the Swaziland News Zweli Martin Dlamini. These latest developments might be confirming the statements of the Swaziland Solidarity Network.


King’s treason decree: Sive Siyanqaba Chairman Musa Nkambule held by police
Lawyer Thulani Maseko who represents Sibahle Sinje Chairman Musa Nkambule