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Police urges Swaziland News editor to surrender

Monday, 20th April, 2020

MBABANE:Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, the eSwatini Police Spokesperson has advised Swaziland News editor Zweli Martin Dlamini to surrender.

Speaking to the Times of Eswatini, Vilakati further encouraged those who know the editor to advise him that the best thing to do is to surrender himself to the police. 

“We would also like to encourage those who know him, to advise him that the best thing to do is to surrender himself to the police” said the Police Spokesperson when speaking to the Times.

Dlamini is wanted by the police for writing critical articles about King Mswati and his daughter Princess Skhanyiso, the Minister of Information Communication and Technology.

In February, police raided the editor’s home and seized computers, laptops and other documents, they said they were investigating a case of sedition. The editor told SABC, a South African TV station that he was subsequently taken to the police station where he was tortured about 20 police officers, he had to seek medical treatment in South Africa.

Police advise those who might know the whereabouts of the editor Deputy National Commissioner Sam Mthembu on 7606 2316, Senior Superintendent Clement Sihlongonyane on 76127994, Assistant Superintendent Jabulani Madlopha on 7605 7428

Police urges Swaziland News editor to surrender
National Commissioner of Police William Dlaminil