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ESWATINI UNREST: Women and children among casualties, SWAGGA disappointed after SADC Troika visit.

Monday, 5th July, 2021

MBABANE:Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Executive Director of the Swaziland Action Group Against Abuse (SWAGAA) said government must be open dialogue to find a solution the current turmoil.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Monday, the Director said as an organisation they were concerned that the ongoing violence was mostly affecting women and children.

“Some pregnant women have been abused including young girls and most of the casualties are the youth. We would like to urge government to open dialogue so that these issues could be solved, we had hoped that the SADC Troika would also engage us but we are disappointed that they only managed to engage government, leaving Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) outside. We have seen enough bloodshed, we really need dialogue so that the violence could end”, she said.

Eswatini is in a political crisis after King Mswati unleashed the army on unarmed citizens who are demanding democratic reforms. Pro-democracy leaders have confirmed that dozens have died and over 200 have been hospitalised for gunshot wounds.

ESWATINI UNREST: Women and children among casualties, SWAGGA disappointed after SADC Troika visit.
Women and children among those affected in the ongoing political unrest in eSwatini