MBABANE: Highly regarded South African Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli says Swazis are being ‘sentenced’ to death by Mswati’s soldiers merely for protesting.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Thursday when interviewed by editor Zweli Martin Dlamini, the South African artist said he decided to convince Sjava not to perform at the Standard Bank Luju Festival because he believed no entertainment should take place while people were being killed.
“We couldn’t allow a situation where people are being entertained while others are bleeding, killed, others mourning. We couldn’t allow a situation where we pretended as if it’s Christmas while people are being killed with live ammunitions. Kahleni-bo thou shall not kill. Swazis are the image of God, Swazis and Zulus are one. We have one blood, we cannot keep quiet while people are being killed”, said the well-known South African Poet.
Mbuli said King Mswati would eventually fall adding that as artists they cannot keep quiet under the current situation in eSwatini.
Meanwhile, Sjava’s Management comfirmed to this publication that he decided to withdraw his performance in solidarity with Swazis who are being killed by Mswati.
Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli(pic: SABC).