PIGGS PEAK: Matikweni Nyatsi, a policer allegedly died after nurses refused to treat him as part of an ongoing boycott against police officers who kill innocent protesting civilians.
This comes after King Mswati’s police officers and soldiers shot and killed dozens of civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms, hundreds were injured while others are now disabled.
Nurses across the country subsequently protested within their workplaces warning police officers that they would not receive any assistance from them for shooting and killing civilians.
This was after the police escalated the shooting during another protest in October 2021 to target health workers who were later hospitalized and treated for gunshots wounds, this was during a protest organized by the Public Sector Associations(PSAs) in demand for a salary review.
Reached for comments, Welcome Mdluli, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union(SWADNU)said the information they have so far suggests that the officer who was rushed to hospital after being attacked by a spider, was assisted but it was discovered that he had other illnesses in the body.
“We are working on it. So far the information we got is that the police officer was assisted, more tests were conducted by the nurses at Mkhuzweni until other illnesses were discovered. We will hold a press conference once we have gathered more information and give an update on this matter”, said the nurses Union President.
Phindile Vilakati, the Police Spokesperson had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
It has been disclosed that Nyatsi died on Monday after being transported from Mkhuzweni Health Centre to Pigg’s Peak Government Hospital with nurses refusing to attend to him. Attempts were then made to admit him into a military hospital, however, it was too late.
King Mswati’s police officers are slowly being isolated by the public after numerous warnings were issued by political leaders, the independent media and trade unions among others for them to stop killing innocent civilians.