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Tinkhundla Minister allegedly implicated SWALIMO President Magawugawu in the petrol bombing of his home.

Tuesday, 21st December, 2021

NDUNAYITHINI: Tinkhundla Minister David Cruiser Ngcamphalala who insulted the youth during the political unrest allegedly blamed the President of the newly formed Swaziland Liberation Movement(SWALIMO) Mduduzi Magawugawu Simelane after the petrol bombing of his home on Tuesday morning.

The SWALIMO President was quoted by the Times Sunday urging the Nation to repeat the incidents of 29th June 2021.

Addressing the media after the petrol bombing, Minister Ngcamphalala said those who made statements calling for a repeat of the June 29 incidents incited people to burn his home.

“We saw in the newspapers where it was stated that the incidents of June 29 should be repeated and indeed that June 29 has been repeated here. We saw the burning of shops, roads and everything”, said the Minister.

Worth-noting is that on the 29th June 2021, Mswati and his Cabinet including Minister Ngcamphalala allegedly unleashed soldiers and the police to shoot and kill dozens of protesting civilians.

This was after King Mswati through his Cabinet including Ngcamphalala banned the delivery of petitions. 

When addressing the media, the Minister did not mention anything about the killing of civilians when he narrated what happened on the 29th June 2021, a preliminary report by the Human Rights Commission suggests that forty-six(46) people were killed.

But leaders of political parties and the civil society alleged that they have evidence suggesting that more one than hundred(100) people were killed with over seventy already identified.

Reached for comments, SWALIMO President Mduduzi Magawugawu Simelane said he did saw the video clip by the Minister, however, he further mentioned that as per swazi culture, he cannot take offense to sentiments made by a grieving person. 

“For me is to pass my words of comfort to his loss.I must but repeat that I\'m serious when I say that the mass democratic movement must go full scale on what we did from 26th to 29 with regards to mass demonstrations country-wide to ground the country until they agree to meaningful political dialogue not the games they are playing, fooling the nation and the international community. We only need strategies on how to prevent the regime from killing our people as they did.Our people know I’m an advocate for peaceful demonstrations”, he said.

Tinkhundla Minister allegedly implicated SWALIMO President Magawugawu in the petrol bombing of his home.
Tinkhundla Minister David Ngcamphalala.