MBABANE: Colani Maseko, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) has confirmed that students will march to the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology(LUCT) on Friday demanding the reinstatement of their suspended colleagues.
Speaking to this Swaziland on Thursday, the Students President said they are calling the reinstatement of the students as a matter of urgency.
“Tomorrow we are going to deliver a petition at Limkokwing University of Creative and Technology LUCT. We are calling upon the director to reinstate all suspended Students as matter of urgency” he said.
Maseko said the students were suspended last year by Limkokwing University Director Thobile Gumede for participating in a protest march organised by the Students Union in solidarity with others students who were denied scholarship by Government.
"The Director of Limkokwing arrogantly told us that we won't do anything to her kutogcina yena. Now, we want to intensify the struggle and prove that no one can stop the generation of youth, if need be, we take the struggle to her home just to make sure she feels the pressure" said the Students President.
Reached for comments, Limkokwing Director Tfobile Gumede said she was aware of the looming protest march but clarified that it would be unfortunate for the students to resolve to march to her home as she does not take decisions at personal level.
"Even though I am the head of the institution, I don't take decisions at personal level, we have a management that work with policies. It's unfortunate if they can start threatening to march to my home because these are decisions of the institution" said the Limkokwing Director.
The march organised by the Students Union forms part of ongoing protests in demand for democratic reforms, an end to the persecution of students and justice for Thabani Nkomonye who was allegedly killed by the police.
Eswatini, a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa is facing growing calls for democratic reforms after the youth organized series of protests in demand for social, economic and political justice.
SNUS demands reinstatement of suspended students