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CRUISER'S HOME BOMBING: Khumbulani Mvubu abducted, tortured by a battalion of police, released.

Wednesday, 5th January, 2022

MANZINI: Khumbulani Mvubu,a resident of Msinda, Mliba was on Wednesday abducted from his home and subsequently tortured by a battalion of armed police officers, he was later released.

Eswatini is a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa with a population of about 1.2 million, the justice system does not protect human rights. 

Despite the existence of a Constitution with the Bill of Rights, the country is ruled by King Mswati, an absolute Monarch who is above the Supreme Law, his word automatically becomes the law.

Mvubu was suspected to have burnt Tinkhundla Minister David Cruizer Ngcamphalala’s home, however, the police are said to have failed to find evidence linking him to the crime after the vigorous torture and later released him without a charge.

“They arrived at my home at Msinda and later drove with me to the Manzini Regional Headquarters where I was tortured by a battalion of senior police officers. They questioned me over the burning of Cruiser’s home and  I told them that I know nothing about the burning of the Minister’s home. I am traumatized with what they did trying to force me to admit to committing a crime despite my consistent response that I never burnt Cruiser’s home”, said Mvubu when speaking to this Swaziland News. .

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

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

The Human Rights Commission released a preliminary report suggesting that forty-six(46) people were killed, but the civil society and political parties alleged that they had evidence suggesting that over one hundred(100) people were killed with over seventy(70) already identified.

The June 2021 massacre is now subject of an investigation by international human rights organizations.

CRUISER'S HOME BOMBING: Khumbulani Mvubu abducted, tortured by a battalion of police, released.
Khumbulani Mvubu who was tortured by the police.