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Public transport owners continued to ground vehicles, to wait for a political solution regarding ongoing unrest.

Tuesday, 19th October, 2021

MBABANE: Sabelo Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Eswatini Local Kombis Association said they decided to park their vehicles fearing that angry protestors might burn their properties.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Tuesday, Dlamini said the situation has escalated to a point where even when you comment, you must be careful not to be seen taking sides lest you become a target.

“Sekulukhuni naloku-commentha yeMlangeni ngoba kungaze kube ngatsi you are taking sides( meaning: It’s even hard to comment under the current situation because you might be seen as if you are taking sides. Otherwise,public transport is not operational, we decided to park our vehicles in fear that they might be burnt, the situation is not conducive. We are waiting for a political solution so that we can go back to business. It must be understood that we are not taking sides, we need someone who will resolve this situation so that we can continue working. As the situation stands, public transport is not operating and we don’t know when will this political tension be resolved”, he said.

Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis after King Mswati unleashed soldiers and the police to shoot and kill protesting civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms, he subsequently ordered the arrest of pro-democracy Members of Parliament(MPs) Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube.

Public transport owners continued to ground vehicles, to wait for a political solution regarding ongoing unrest.
Kombi belonging to police officers burned