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Mswati’s police question, shoot two Siteki residents at close range as a punishment.

Tuesday, 4th January, 2022

MPOLONJENI: King Mswati’s royal police questioned and subsequently shot two Mpolonjeni, Siteki residents on Monday as a punishment for arguing with them.

Speaking to this Swaziland News, Thabiso Ndzimandze (26) one of the victims said they found three armed officers led by officer Myeni who were allegedly in the process of gathering evidence at his friend Thulani Mabuza's home. 

He said the evidence,it is alleged, was to link them to a burnt car that was allegedly involved in a goat theft. 

Ndzimandze said,instead, the police found two bags of dagga and subsequently detained Mabuza's wife resulting to a minor argument that resulted to the police shooting them in the legs at close range as a punishment.

"Myeni shot me twice in both legs after he missed the first attempt and also went on to shoot Thulani. We were not even armed but we only argued over the bags of dagga since they had apprehended a wrong suspect,"he said.

Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, the  eSwatini Police Spokesperson had not responded to our questionnaire at the time of compiling this report.

When reached for comments, Nombulelo Motsa the President  of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Swaziland (EFFSWA) said this showed that Swazis were not safe around police officers adding that the police brutality was escalating in the country.

"Swazi police will continue killing and forcing more citizens into disability because their leaders are not doing enough in ending this nonsense, it's high time we push for democracy in Swaziland from all angles because that's how human rights can be protected",said the EFFSWA President.

Mswati’s police question, shoot two Siteki residents at close range as a punishment.
Thabiso Ndzimandze, one of the victims who was shot