MBABANE: Mbongwa Dlamini, the President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) said contract teachers had not received their salaries since the beginning of the year with schools facing a shortage of educators across the country.
As a result, the SNAT President said members of the General Council will march to the Acting Prime Minister office tomorrow to deliver a petition demanding the payment of the salaries and the employment of teachers.
“As members of the SNAT General Council we resolved to march to the Acting Prime Minister’s Office tomorrow to deliver a petition in demand for the payment of the salaries for contract teachers and employment of other teachers as schools across the country are facing a shortage of educators” said the SNAT President.
Questions were sent to Sabelo Dlamini, the Government Spokesperson, however, he had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
Eswatini faces a social and political crisis after citizens across the country marched to their Constituency offices to deliver petitions in demand for democratic reforms and other social services. The country is ruled by King Mswati as an absolute Monarch with Executive, Judicial and Legislative powers, his Government recently resolved to freeze the hiring of teachers at the time when the schools are facing a shortage of educators.
Protesters during a protest march