MBABANE: Sikelela Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Swaziland National Association Teachers(SNAT) says they will take government to court over the conduct of the police who continue invading classrooms and arresting protesting children.
Speaking to this Swaziland News on Thursday, the SNAT Secretary General said they would use the Child Protection Act to take government to court over the conduct of the police.
“Regarding the conduct of police who grab and arrest children in schools, we are going to take the government to court for violating the Child Protection Act and humiliating our children. As teachers, these are our children and they are now humiliated and portrayed as criminals”, he said.
Police Spokesperson Phindile Vilakati had not responded at the time of compiling this report.
Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis, citizens including children are demanding democratic reforms.
SNAT Secretary General Sikelela Dlamini.