MBABANE Sive Siyinqaba ‘Sibahle Sinje’ Council of Elders has come out to condemn what they described as political injustice towards their Chairman Musa Nkambule.
The sentiments from the royal political party comes after a battalion of police officers tried to arrest the Chairman following a statement he released that was critical of the Swazi Monarchy. In another press statement sent to this Swaziland News yesterday (Tuesday), the political entity noted that Nkambule was invaded by a joint operation by members of the Royal Eswatini Police.
“The home of Sive Siyinqaba National Movement’s Chairperson Mr Musa Nkhambule was invaded by a joint Royal Eswatini Police Force on Sunday afternoon around 4pm. His family was held hostage for more than 4 hours by an unyielding fully armed Police Force. His wife who happened to have met them outside, with a view to assist. She was instead met with brutal assaults, including excruciatingly painful arm-twisting. Meanwhile, Nkambule’s victimization and harassment continues to date since the police presence is still visible at his family home even at this hour” read the statement.
The Committee of Elders said they were still in full support of their Chairman and were responsible for the statement he issued.
“As the Executive Committee together with the Council of Elders of Sive Siyinqaba, we reiterate our unwavering support for our Chairman and we fully take ownership of the statement that he issued. We, therefore, condemn in the strongest possible terms the act of jungle justice by the police force.” The statement read.
They said that Nkambule spoke as one of the leaders of the royal political party and not as an individual.
“Chairman Nkambule’s only crime is to have issued a statement on behalf of Sive Siyinqaba in which we voiced our concerns about the on-going plundering of national resources something tantamount to bad governance. Seemingly, ours has become the only country on planet earth, wherein freedom of expression has been proscribed. In the entire civilized world, a government elected by the people, for the people and of the people is always subject to criticism, save for ours, “said the committee.
Police pictured during a protests Eswatini