MBABANE: Colani Maseko, the influential President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) has declared King Mswati as a national pandemic, he urged the youth to prepare for a final waive of protests that sought to overthrow the absolute Monarch.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, the Students President said Mswati demonstrated an arrogant behavior when dispersing his regiments on Saturday, knowing very well that his security forces killed civilians.
“Mswati is the worst pandemic that we are facing as a country. As a result, the youth must prepare for a final waive of protests and dedicate all their energy in overthrowing him”, said the Students President.
Mswati rules eSwatini as an absolute Monarch with Executive, Judiciary and Legislative powers, political parties are banned from participating in elections, citizens are killed merely for demanding democratic reforms.
When dispersing his regiments, Mswati reminded pro-democracy activists that eSwatini belonged to him adding that the burning of any structure or anything would be interpreted as a direct attack on him as the King.
“I am reminding those who are burning structures saying they want change kaNgwane(eSwatini) that anything that will burn as from today, that would be interpreted as a direct attack on the King”, said the absolute Monarch.
Meanwhile, the King is subject of an investigation by international human rights organizations over the alleged shooting and killing of civilians.
The Human Rights Commission released a preliminary report suggesting that forty-six(46) people were killed during the unrest.
But political parties and the civil society alleged that over one hundred(100) were killed with over seventy(70) already identified.