LONHLUPHEKO: Bheki Maziya, a member of the Umbutfo Eswatini Defense Force(UEDF) was allegedly killed by the Swaziland International Solidarity Forces(SISF) at or near Lonhlupheko on Sunday night.
This comes shortly after the Commander of the Solidarity Forces told this Swaziland News that they had a list of high profile people including soldiers, police and warders that they intended to kill as revenge after Mswati unleashed his forces to kill dozens of civilians during the June 2021 political unrest.
The political unrest escalated after the King banned the delivery of petitions and subsequently used violence on peaceful protestors who were demanding democratic reforms.
The shooting and killing of the soldier come a few hours after another team of the Solidarity Forces opened fired and shot Warders at Ok Foods Kwaluseni.
“Check at Malindza, we have just finished an operation there”, said the Commander of the Solidarity Forces in a message sent to this journalist.
Reached for comments, KaLanga Acting Chief Rudolf Maziya confirmed the shooting and killing of Bheki Maziya adding that that the deceased soldier was the son of the late Chief Mlimi.
“I can confirm that Bheki Maziya, a soldier and son to Chief Mlimi was shot and killed but I am still waiting for an official report from the family”, said the Acting Chief.
The tension in eSwatini is expected to escalate after the Commander told this publication that they wanted to at least kill a number of high profile people so that Mswati could understand that they meant business.
It has been disclosed that some soldiers and the police have been bragging that they killed civilians during the June 2021 unrest and continued to shoot during protests.
The name of the Commander of the Solidarity Forces is known only by the editor of this publication due to the sensitive escalating political tension within the Kingdom.
Soldier allegedly killed by Solidarity forces