MBABANE: Mbongwa Dlamini, the President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) has invited members of the public around the country to accompany pro-democracy MP Mduduzi ‘Magawugawu’ who has been summoned by Lubombo Chiefs.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, the SNAT President said it was important for members of the public to accompany the MP because the issues of democracy he raised that resulted to such intimidation were of public interest.
“We are aware that the MP has been summoned into a meeting with Lubombo Chiefs and the Regional Administrator, we view this as intimidation. The issue of democracy is a national issue that is why we are calling upon Swazis to rally behind the MP”, said the SNAT President.
The Siphofaneni MP was summoned to meet Chiefs and Regional Administrator Themba Msibi on Friday 11th June 2021, the proposed meeting will take place at Siphofaneni Inkhundla amid pro-democracy protests within Tinkhundla Centres across the country.
Reached tor comments, Colani Maseko, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) said young people must rally behind the MP.
“MP Magawugawu is one of the leading MPs who are calling for democracy, lesikushoko-ke sitsi asesiyomlalelisa Nkhosi ngoba sesiyabona lokutsi sebezama kumetfusa(meaning: we want to accompany him because we can see that they are trying to intimidate him” ,said the Students President.
Efforts to reach Lubombo Regional Administrator Themba Msibi proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.
Reached for comments, the Siphofaneni MP confirmed that he was summoned by Lubombo Chiefs and the Regional Administrator on Friday.
Siphofaneni MP Mduduzi Simelane