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EFF Swaziland spied by State controlled journalists on allegations of a military wing.

Monday, 1st November, 2021

MBABANE: Ncamiso Ngcamphalala, the Secretary General of the Economic Freedom Fighters of  Swaziland (EFFSWA) has expressed serious concerns regarding the conduct of State controlled journalists who probed them about a military wing that was non-existent.

This comes after Government through the Minister of Foreign Affairs Thulisile Dladla revealed to a SADC delegation that EFF South Africa was providing guns to Swazis, an allegation that was vigorously disputed by its Commander in Chief Julius Malema.

“It started when we came back from  attending an event organized by EFF South Africa, we were flooded with questions from the Times asking about funding and possibilities of a military struggle. So now we are trying to capacitate our members to be careful and ignore them”, said the EFF Swaziland Secretary General.

A screenshot of a questionnaire from pro-Tinkhundla Times Sunday journalist Mhlonishwa Motsa was sent to editor Martin Dlamini and he was asked to comment, however, he had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

It has been disclosed that in the questionnaire, Motsa introduced himself as if he was doing a story about a member of the EFFSWA who was shot by the police, however, he then systematically included questions that sought  to dig information about what he described as a military wing for the political organization.

Police, the army and Correctional Services have recruited about fifty(50) journalists, some who were later deployed to work within the Intelligence Unit.

“Does EEFSWA has a military wing yet? He says he was shot by the police, is that true? Do you know any military training, of which Dlamini is alleged to have been a part of?”, reads an alleged spying questionnaire sent by the Times journalist.

Reached for comments, Lucky Lukhele, the Spokesperson of the Swaziland Solidarity Network(SSN) warned journalists not to sell their integrity by being spies of the regime.

“Firstly, let me advise journalists from these media houses not to sell their integrity by being spies of the regime, integrity is the only thing you can preserve for yourself as a human being. However, we still believe that there are journalists of integrity within the Times but they are being suffocated by the editorial management”,said the SSN Spokesperson.

Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis after King Mswati unleashed soldiers and the police to shoot and kill dozens of civilians.

EFF Swaziland spied by State controlled journalists on allegations of a military wing.
EFF Swaziland President Nombulelo Motsa(L) and Secretary General Ncamiso Ngcamphalala(R) with Commander in Chief Julius Malema