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Elections Commission must declare number of prisoners eligible to vote, eSwatini has about 3000 prisoners.

Thursday, 24th August, 2023

The Elections and Boundaries Commission(EBC) must declare the number of prisoners across the country who registered to vote including those who voted to ensure transparency.

The overall number of prisoners in the country who registered must not exceed the number of those who voted and, the total number of prison votes in all the Tinkhundla centres must be within the limit of those who registered.

After demonstrating transparency on Special Voting, the Commission must ensure same with regards to the number of prisoners who will vote.

Furthermore, the EBC must understand that, prisoners in all the communities are known, no single community or Inkhundla in the country can have prisoners exceeding fifty(50).

We hope Elections Chairman Prince Mhlabuhlangene, who seems determined to ensure transparency in the elections will monitor that for transparency purposes.

Elections laws must also apply without fear or favour,prisoners must vote for candidates of their Chiefdoms.

Each vote must correspond with the Chief Code of that particular voter in the Identity Document(ID) of the prisoner, otherwise, we might have prisoners deciding the outcomes of the elections for another Constituency and this, will amount to vote rigging.

Elections Commission must declare number of prisoners eligible to vote, eSwatini has about 3000 prisoners.
EBC Chairman Prince Mhlabuhlangene.