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Mswati police shoot protestors outside High Court, casualties rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

Friday, 25th February, 2022

MBABANE: Mswati’s police have once again responded with brutal force towards pro-democracy activists. 

The police violently dispersed and shot at pro-democracy activists who had come to support the incarcerated pro-democracy MPs Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube in their ongoing court case at the High Court on Thursday afternoon.One of the victims is Mfanzile Shongwe, an orderly based at the Mbabane Government Hospital who was shot in the eye.

Speaking to this Swaziland News, Dr Siphetfo Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Swaziland Liberation Movement (SWALIMO) condemned the brutal force used by the police against peaceful protestors that resulted in dozens of them being hospitalised for gunshot wounds.

“I want to emphasize that it is not proper for police to use such force against unarmed citizens”, said the SWALIMO Secretary General. 

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

Eswatini is in the midst of a political crisis after King Mswati declared war on pro-democracy activists.

Mswati police shoot protestors outside High Court, casualties rushed to hospital in a critical condition.
Mfamzile Shongwe was shot by the police.