MBABANE: Simlindzile Masinga, the Deputy Secretary General of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) has announced yet another “Justice For Thabani” protest march on Wednesday.
In a press statement sent to this Swaziland News, the Students Union said on Wednesday 02 June 2021, the youth including University students would March to Parliament to deliver a petition demanding justice for Thabani. As exclusively reported by this publication, Thabani Nkomonye was allegedly killed by the police, his body was dumped at Nhlambeni while his car was found hidden at Sgodvweni Police Station with a bullet hole.
“The Swaziland National Union of Students would like to inform the student body and the public at large that on Wednesday 2 June 2021, we will deliver a petition to Parliament under the #Justice for Thabani. We meet at Kwaluseni at 09:00am then march to Parliament” ,read the statement in part.
The Students Union further announced that on Friday, 04 June 2021 at 09:00 am they would deliver a petition at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology(LUCT) where more than 30 students were suspended for more than 8 months now.
“We are calling on the institution to reinstate them”, said the Deputy Secretary General.
The Union further expressed full support for the march planned at Nkilongo and Manzini North Tinkhundla Centres on Tuesday and encouraged students and the youth to participate in numbers.
Eswatini, a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa and ruled by King Mswati as an absolute Monarch is currently facing growing calls for democratic reforms and an end to police brutality. Despite the various cases of citizens including political activists and human rights defenders who were allegedly tortured and killed by the police, no officer was ever sentenced by the courts committing these crimes.
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