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Political exiles must ensure Tinkhundla perpetrators feel exile experience inside eSwatini.

Tuesday, 17th January, 2023

It is political stupidity to allow a person who forced you out of your home and country to live in peace,that person must also feel the exile experience so that both of you can agree to make peace.

Personally,I once warned a State controlled journalist who was busy perpetrating the persecution against me by the State that within a few hours,I could make him feel the exile experience as well, he continued and I did exactly that.

As you read this,both of us, we are not living in our homes. Both of us live in fear and I’m sure now, we can amplify our voices to call for a political dialogue to restore peace and stability.

It is very painful to be forced to leave your home,only to see a lunatic advocating for more persecution against you, that person will not understand your pain until he experiences it.

What happened to Penuel Malinga, the National Organizer of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) is very painful and should not be taken lightly by all political activists because any activist can experience this.

Personally,I always say,we can clash and disagree at political level, but once you invade my home,you have crossed the line of death.

That’s why even today, I am still looking for that senior police officer who invaded my home with State weapons in April 2020, that senior police officer crossed the line of death.

I am writing this so that even if I can die, I want the next generation or my descendants never to bow to persecution in the name of respect.

In as much as we advocate for democracy, those persecuting us must know that we are heads of families, it shouldn’t be easy for another man to invade your home, harass you in front of your wife and children and get away with it.

PUDEMO’s Penuel Malinga was attacked within the premises of his home in front of his wife and children, he ran away to rent a flat at Mobeni-Matsapha where he was attacked again.

Malinga’s painful experience always reminds me of the police officers who invaded my home, that experience will only vanish once I receive news that the officer who did this is no more.

We have taken time to restore our dignity as citizens of this country such that State security officers would attack us knowing that we were afraid to openly declare a fight against them.

Seeing Malinga in the wilderness with his wife suggests that we need to strengthen the pressure against this regime.

In conclusion, let me urge those State agents who always print my articles and send them to international media organizations, thinking that I will then stop writing critical articles to print this one.

Before being a journalist,I am a family man with a huge responsibility to protect my family and I repeat, that senior police officer who invaded my home with State weapons in April 2020, crossed the line of death.

As mentioned, I am writing this so that even if I can die, those who sympathize with me can read and deal with the senior officer so that other officers can learn to respect the dignity of our homes.

Muzi Mmema, the Deputy Secretary General of the of the Swazis First Democratic Front(SFDF) was abducted within the premises of his home and subsequently killed.

We have,for a long-time,allowed State security officers to invade our homes with impunity.

My situation is far different from other scribes who report in democratic countries, I am being hunted by the State and I will always speak the language that gives a true picture of the political situation.

I am not sure how PUDEMO’s Penuel Malinga will treat those who forced him out of his home but I strongly believe, it’s cowardice to run away, leave your home and then fold your arms.

 Political exiles must ensure Tinkhundla perpetrators feel exile experience inside eSwatini.
PUDEMO’s Penuel Malinga and his wife Xolie Dlamini.