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Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation(RESC) Managing Director Nick Jackson strengthens security amid attempts to kidnap workers’ children within company villages.

Tuesday, 8th August, 2023

SIMUNYE: Nick Jackson, the Managing Director of the Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation(RESC) says, he decided to strengthen security within the company villages after two(2) separate attempts to abduct children.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Tuesday, after being asked to clarify the matter amid reports suggesting that, there were attempts to kidnap children within the company villages, the Managing Director confirmed the incidents.

“Good morning Mr Dlamini,Thank you for your query. The safety of children is always our concern. The concern has been heightened by two recent incidents, one in Tshaneni and another in Simunye, where attempts were reportedly made to snatch children. Fortunately these attempts were not successful. The safety of children is currently a national concern and we should all join efforts to ensure nothing bad happens to our children. We shall remain vigilant in our area and encourage parents to also do the same.We all want a safe environment in which to bring up our children. We are trying our best to ensure this at RES”, said the RESC Managing Director in a message sent to this Swaziland News on Tuesday morning.

On Wednesday last week, the Managing Director wrote a memo informing workers and the Management that, security would be strengthened within the company villages.

“We are increasingly concerned about the safety of children on the Estate, We have received reports of two recent incidents in which there were attempts to snatch children”, reads the memo in part.

Reached for comments, Nonhlanhla Dlamini, the Executive Director of the Eswatini Action Group Against Abuse(SWAGAA) commended the Managing Director for prioritizing the safety of the company workers’ children.

“This is commendable if all companies could act like this, Eswatini will definitely be a safe place.I hope the people in the company and neighboring communities will be more vigilant and educate children”, said the SWAGAA Director.

On another note, King Mswati addressed warders and high profile guests during the Correctional Services Day last Friday, he warned aspiring Members of Parliament (MPs) to refrain from murdering citizens for ritual purposes with the hope of securing a Parliament seat.

Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation(RESC) Managing Director Nick Jackson strengthens security amid attempts to kidnap workers’ children within company villages.
Royal Eswatini Sugar Corporation(RESC) Managing Director Nick Jackson.