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Mswati’s police invaded classrooms in Mbabane with guns, arrest protesting children.

Tuesday, 12th October, 2021

MBABANE: Mswati’s royal police invaded classrooms with guns on Tuesday morning to arrest children who are protesting, demanding democracy and the release of incarcerated pro-democracy Members of Parliament(MPs) Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube.

This comes after another student at Duze High School was shot at close range by the police on Monday, she is currently admitted at Good Shepherd Hospital.

On Tuesday, morning police were pictured carrying guns invading John Wesley Secondary School in Mbabane grabbing school children who were suspected to be protesters.

The armed police arrived after learning that children from  MDS High School and John Wesley were protesting. 

After entering the classroom, the officer was seen notifying his colleagues that he had caught some children before taking them to the police station.

Reached for comments, Mbongwa Dlamini, the President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) confirmed the matter saying the students from MDS were grabbed by the police and detained in a classroom at John Wesley.

What we can confirm is that the protest started at MDS and proceeded to Wesley Secondary. The police then grabbed the children who were from MDS and detained them in a classroom while waiting for a van to take them to the police station”, said the SNAT President.

Phindile Vilakati, the Police Spokesperson had not responded to our questions at the time of compiling this report.

Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis, citizens including children are protesting demanding democratic reforms, the country is ruled by Mswati as an absolute Monarch.

 Mswati’s police invaded classrooms in Mbabane with guns, arrest protesting children.
Police invaded John Wesley classrooms on Tuesday to arrest children.