LOBAMBA: David ‘Cruiser’ Ngcamphalala, the Minister of Tinkhundla Administration and Development has advised Members of Parliament(MP) not to entertain the youth that ‘barks' on social media and send them messages as part of the ongoing Justice For Thabani campaign.
Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, the Minister said MPs must just ignore the youth that ignores voting during elections and focus on entertainment. He said these young people who are busy sending them messages these days would not be standing in queues waiting to cast their vote in the coming elections but they would be busy with their entertainment.
“Elections are not decided by the youth that ‘barks’ on social media, these people don’t vote, in fact elections are not influenced by social media so MPs must just ignore the youth” ,said the Minister who doubles as Sigwe Member of Parliament.
After almost two months of alleged Parliament ‘suspension’ in the midst of regime-change oriented tension, MPs had a sitting on Tuesday to discuss several issues that include the ongoing justice for Thabani campaign influenced by the youth.
Reached for comments, Colani Maseko, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) said it was not true that young people did not participate in the voting process, he clarified that the youth later boycotted the Tinkhundla elections after realising that it was a waste of time to vote under the current system of Governance.
"But as the youth we want to assure them that we will work tirelessly to make sure that the coming elections are not held under the Tinkhundla system,we want to vote in democratic elections. We will organise series of demonstrations,disrupt the coming elections and demand a government for the people. It’s not true that young people don't want to vote but they want assurance that the people they are voting for will represent them in Parliament" he said
The Students Union President further mentioned that they were preparing another protest to demand justice for Thabani Nkomonye who was allegedly killed by the police and Phiwayinkosi Dlamini who was shot in the eye at close range by the police.
Tinkhundla Minister David Cruser Ngcamphalala