MBABANE: Wandile Dludlu, the Secretary General of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) has warned Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini and Deputy National Commissioner Sam Mthembu against killing a political and union activist who were arrested on Saturday.
Mthembu, the head of the King’s police hit squad that specializes in the torturing and killing over political activists, was recently exposed by this Swaziland News in an audio recording, threatening the EFF Swaziland leader saying he will regret for failing to respond to summons from the police.
Ngcamphalala, the President of Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF) and Majahembuso Dlamini were arrested at Mafutseni and Nhlangano police stations respectively. Information gathered suggested that Dlamini, a member of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers was detained and released without charge while the charges that might be faced by the EFF leader remain unknown at this juncture.
“The People\'s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) strongly condemns the harassment and arrest of political and trade union activists, including the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters - Swaziland (EFFSWA) and Swaziland National Association of Teachers. (SNAT). PUDEMO learnt with disgust early in the morning today that Cde Ncamiso Ngcamphalala and Cde Majahembuso Dlamini, were arrested at Mafutseni and Nhlangano respectively. Their crime was to express their opinions on social media” said the Secretary General.
The political organization said they hold one Sam Mthembu and the Prime Minister personally liable for anything that may happened to the two arrested activists.
“PUDEMO would like to warn the Prime Minister and the Deputy Commissioner of Mswati\'s police Sam Mthembu that we will hold them personally liable for anything that may happen to these 2 comrades.We are fully aware that all the harassments and arbitrary arrests are done with the full approval of the Commissioner in Chief, King Mswati.To the king and all defenders of royal patronage , our people are not frightened. We demand free political activity now” he said.
Deputy National Commissioner Sam Mthembu