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United Eswatini Diaspora, COSATU, PUDEMO and other trade union organizations block borders in solidarity with oppressed eSwatini people.

Thursday, 9th September, 2021

MATSAMO: The United Eswatini Diaspora in collaboration with the Congress of South African Trade Union(COSATU) and other organizations blocked three border gates in solidarity with the people of eSwatini.

This forms part of the Global Week of Action to create awareness and intensify the struggle for democracy in eSwatini.

Addressing the protestors at Matsamo Border, former Secretary General of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO), the Conveyer of the United Eswatini Diaspora said as Swazis living in South Africa, they were committed in the struggle for democracy. 

He said as PUDEMO together with the other organizations, they were committed in the unity of political organizations calling for multi-party democracy.

“One of the organizations to which I am the Conveyor is known as United Eswatini Diaspora and as PUDEMO, we are committed in seeing the unity of political organizations calling for democracy in eSwatini,” he said.

Protests continued in other border gates that include Lavumisa and Oshoek.

Other political leaders who were part of the protests that targeted three border gates include Mlungisi Makhanya, the PUDEMO President, SNAT President Mbongwa Dlamini, CPS National Chairperson Zweli Sibandze and COSATU General General Bheki Ntjalintjali among others.

Addressing the protestors, at Lavumisa border, Quinton Dlamini, the President of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland(TUCOSWA) highlight how then King Sobhuza staged a coup against the people through the 1973 Decree.

“He assumed the Judicial Executive and Legislative powers, even Mswati is telling us today that everything in eSwatini belongs to him,” said the TUCOSWA President.


 United Eswatini Diaspora, COSATU, PUDEMO and other trade union organizations block borders in solidarity with oppressed eSwatini people.
Former PUDEMO Secretary General Bonginkosi “IB” Dlamini