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MP ‘Magawugawu’, NNLC President Sibongile and others blocked from attending Lomahasha mass funeral.

Saturday, 24th July, 2021

MP ‘Magawugawu’, NNLC President Sibongile and others blocked from attending Lomahasha 

MBABANE: Mduduzi ‘Magawugawu’ Simelane, the Siphofaneni Member of Parliament said he was turned back from attending a funeral of one of the victims who were shot and killed  by the police for criticising King Mswati.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Saturday, the MP said the police who were allegedly acting on an order from their superiors turned him back at Hlane National Park on his way to the funeral.

“They just told me that they have received an order from their superiors that I should be stopped from attending the funeral. They even failed to produce an instrument to that effect, for me it would be useless to blame the police officers who executed that order. I have every reason to blame the person who issued that order, whomsoever issued that order its high time they understand that they are causing chaos in the country”, said the MP.

Sibongile Mazibuko, the President of the Ngwane National Liberatory Congress said she was turned back at Maphiveni by soldiers who were acting on the country’s authoritiesnorders.

“They searched us and ordered me to turn back, while the others proceeded with the journey but since the car was driven by brother, he elected to drive back home with me. A police car then escorted us for over 25 km to ensure that we don’t use alternative routes to the funeral”, said the NNLC President.

It has been disclosed that many citizens who were transported by buses to the funeral were turned back by the police who acting on a command from their Commander in-Chief.

Phindile Vilakati, the eSwatini Police Spokesperson together with  Tengetile Khumalo, the army Spokesperson had not responded to our questionnaires at the time of compiling this report. 

Mcolisi ‘Sigubhu’ Nyoni’s who was gunned down alongside Mpostoli Masilela by Constable Sehlakalo Dlamini for criticising King Mswati was laid to rest on Saturday, Mpostoli will be buried tomorrow(Sunday) afternoon at Lomahasha.

MP ‘Magawugawu’, NNLC President Sibongile and others blocked from attending Lomahasha mass funeral.
Mcolisi Sgubhu Nyoni funeral