MBABANE: William Tsintsibala Dlamini,the National Commissioner of Police (NATCOM) has finally accepted pro-democracy cop Sergeant Cebile 'Cece’ Shongwe's resignation.
This comes after the resigned pro-democracy cop told this Swaziland News saying the National Commissioner was being incompetent by refusing to accept her resignation.
Sergeant Shongwe resigned on the 13th August 2021 in solidarity with the oppressed Swazis who were shot and killed by King Mswati’s security forces merely for demanding democratic reforms.
In a letter dated 5 January 2022 and in possession of this publication, the National Commissioner instructed Sergeant Shongwe to return all items belonging to the Police Service within 5 days and also pay Government an amount of E15 306.59 which was equivalent to one month salary after failing to serve notice as per the Police Act of 2018.
“Through this letter,we are informing you that your resignation was approved, meaning that your service to the organisation got severed effective from the date your letter was received, which is 13th August 2021” , reads the letter in part.
Reached for comments, resigned pro-democracy cop Sergeant Cebile 'Cece' Shongwe confirmed the matter.
“I would like to advise the National Commissioner to deduct the one month salary from my pension pay out. I won't return the uniform since I bought it with my personal funds”, she said.
On or around 13 the August 2021,the pro-democracy cop resigned from the police force adding that she could not work for a regime that killed people. Shortly after her resignation, the National Commissioner of Police said they didn't recognize her resignation.
Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis after King Mswati unleashed his forces on unarmed civilians who were protesting demanding democratic reforms.
Resigned Sergeant Cebile Shongwe