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Army Spokesperson says soldiers were never deployed at the Nazarene University.

Wednesday, 17th November, 2021

MANZINI: Lieutenant Tengetile Khumalo, the Army Spokesperson said it was not true that soldiers have been deployed at the Southern African Nazarene University(SANU).

This comes after students through their President Colani Maseko demanded that pictures of King Mswati be removed from the walls, they stated categorically that they didn’t recognize him as the King.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Wednesday, Lieutenant Khumalo said the vehicle that was seen at the University on Tuesday was from the Communications Department.

“We were invited by the University as PROs of the armed forces for a meeting where issues surrounding the promotion of our language, Siswati were discussed. So the allegation suggesting that soldiers were deployed there is far from the truth”, said the Army Spokesperson.

Reached for comments, Colani Maseko, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) said there would be no learning if soldiers were deployed within the Southern African Nazarene University(SANU).

“SANU is a University not an Army Barrack, we won’t learn while surrounded by soldiers. We are monitoring the situation , especially after the arrival of the army vehicle and we are sure they were permanently deployed there to intimidate us, we will boycott classes. We don’t want Mswati as the King, that is our position as students”, said the Students Union President.

Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis after King Mswati allegedly unleashed soldiers and the police to shoot and kill dozens of civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms.

Army Spokesperson says soldiers were never deployed at the Nazarene University.
Army Spokesperson Lieutenant Tengetile Khumalo.