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Msunduza residents looted shops, Nations Magazine editor tells NewsRoom Afrika.

Thursday, 21st October, 2021

MBABANE: Nation Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu said residents of Msunduza in Mbabane ransacked an Indian’s shop on Wednesday amid pro-democracy protests.

Speaking to NewsRoom Afrika, Makhubu said the events of June 2021, when protesters looted some stores, were repeated when protesters ransacked the store on the outskirts of Mbabane.

“After June there was an understanding that the looting should not happen again. But there is a township outside of Mbabane called Msunduza, I got reports that that the Msunduza youth started looting the shops and police had to move in quickly, and I was told that even the army had to move in quickly to stop it”, said the editor.

Makhubu also raised the issue that alleged protestors were on board the bus from Piggs Peak,  despite pleading with the police officers not to harm them, the police ruthlessly threw a teargas inside a bus. The commuters started jumping out of  the windows and were shot with live ammunitions by the OSSU troops. It has been disclosed that some of the commuters had been hospitalized and some needed blood transfusions.

But the editor said the citizens were shot with rubber bullets.

“When they tried to get off of the bus to run for cover, I think they shot them with rubber bullets”, said the editor.

Msunduza residents looted shops, Nations Magazine editor tells NewsRoom Afrika.
Nation Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu(pic: DeRebus)