MBABANE: Nkilongo Member of Parliament(MP)Timothy Myeni was stopped by Labour Minister Phila Buthelezi from seeking clarification regarding a report released by the Human Rights Commission.
The preliminary report that highlighted incidents of the June 2021 political unrest where citizens were shot and killed for demanding democratic reforms was released by the Commission last week.
King Mswati allegedly unleashed soldiers and the police to shoot and kill civilians who were demanding democracy and an end to his absolute powers.
“Mr Speaker, I am seeking clarification from Government regarding the human rights report that was tabled in Cabinet. When will the report be tabled was here in Parliament so we can debate it because it touches on people’s lives? some were forced into disability during the unrest Mr Speaker”, said the MP when speaking in Parliament on Wednesday.
But while the MP was addressing the House through the Speaker, Labour Minister Phila Buthelezi said the MP was wasting their time by seeking clarification regarding the report that highlighted the death of Swazis during the unrest.
“Yati sisuka khashane kutobanjelelwa nguMhlonishwa wase-Nkilongo. Clarification uyi-seeker only on what appears on the Order Paper, awuyilandzi nje inganekwane lesengekho la(meaning: We come far to have our time wasted by the Nkilongo MP, clarification is only sought based on an issue that appears on the Order Paper, not to bring rumours here”, said the Minister.
MP Timothy Myeni and Labour Minister Phila Buthelezi