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SECURITY OFFICERS UNION: Sergeant Cebile Shongwe to ‘take over’ from Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, confirm police reports.

Thursday, 21st July, 2022

MBABANE: Resigned senior cop Sergeant Cebile ‘Cece’ Shongwe is highly expected to take over from Superintendent Phindile Vilakati and confirm police reports to members of the public through the independent media.

Shongwe is expected to head a Union for members of the security forces, it has been disclosed that police officers have already started sending police reports to Sergeant Shongwe.

Speaking to this Swaziland News, Shongwe confirmed that part of her duties would be to advocate for the welfare of police officers, manage relations between pro-democracy officers including verifying and confirming what is happening on the ground.

“Police officers have already started sending information to us and part of our duties would be to verify and confirm to the independent media,” she said.

The latest developments come after the police tried to censor the independent media while using the State owned media to twist information regarding the ongoing killing of civilians.

Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, the Police Spokesperson told this publication that she was warned by Government against responding to  questions from the independent media.

Swaziland News editor Zweli Martin Dlamini welcomed the establishment of the Union for security officers adding that it might render propaganda platforms of the illegitimate Government redundant.

“We support institutions that seek to promote transparency and accountability and we will work with this Union in ensuring that police officers have a voice on issues affecting their welfare. Furthermore, we will assist the Union to expand its global network and be recognized by the world,” said the editor.




SECURITY OFFICERS UNION: Sergeant Cebile Shongwe to ‘take over’ from Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, confirm police reports.
Sergeant Cebile Shongwe and Phindile Vilakati.