MBABANE: Sabelo Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Eswatini Local Kombis Association said they resolved to park their vehicles for safety ahead of the intended burning of properties by protesters on Sunday.
This comes after King Mswati banned the delivery of petitions, unleashed soldiers and the police to kill dozens of protesters and subsequently ordered the arrest of pro-democracy MPs.
It has been disclosed that this time, the protesters changed their strategy, insiders told this publication that there would be no demonstrations but individuals across the country would target certain properties.
“No one will own the operation but people will burn the properties in their personal capacity. We are demanding democracy and the release of the pro-democracy MPs”,said insider.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Saturday, Sabelo Dlamini, the Local Kombis Secretary General said they have noted that their vehicles would be in danger and took a resolution to park and ensure the safety of their properties.
“We have communicated this to the various stakeholders including the police that we are parking our vehicles on Sunday because we are aware that once these vehicles are burnt, we will not receive any compensation from Government”, he said.
Police Spokesperson Superintendent Phindile had not responded to our questions at the time of compiling this report.
This publication gathered that even though members of the Local Kombis Association resolved to park their vehicles, some bus owners took a decision to conduct business as usual on Sunday.
On another note, Everite Bus Service belonging to businessman Tutu Masilela was burnt on Thursday night at Bethany along the Mahlanya-Manzini Road.
Reached for comments, the businessman confirmed that his bus was burnt by unknown people.
“It’s true, the bus was burnt on Thursday night by unknown people. It was parked next to the road after developing mechanical problems”, he said
Everite Bus Service was burned on Thursday.