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REVEALED: Traffic cop killed by speeding VW Polo at Mhlabubovu is former journalist Sicelo Request Zwane.

Wednesday, 16th August, 2023

MHLABUBOVU: Sicelo Request Zwane, a former journalist is the traffic police officer who was killed by a speeding VW Polo at Mhlabubovu on Tuesday afternoon.

As reported by this Swaziland News, the cop died on the spot and Police Spokesperson Phindile Vilakati had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Efforts to seek a comment from the family of the former journalist proved unsuccessful at the time of compiling this report.

Sicelo Request Zwane once did a journalism internship at the Eswatini Broadcasting and Information Services(EBIS), he was mentored by retired veteran journalist Cedusizi Ndlovu.

Police officers who were contacted by this publication mourned the death of the police officer.

Reached for comments, Welcome Dlamini, the President of the Eswatini National Association of Journalist(ENAJ) sent condolences to the family of the police officer and journalists for the sad loss.

“It’s sad Dlamini and very unfortunate to lose a journalist at the time when we are facing scarcity of experienced journalists. Journalism is a calling, even if you are working on another field, you are a journalist”, said the President of the Association of Journalists.

REVEALED: Traffic cop killed by speeding VW Polo at Mhlabubovu is former journalist Sicelo Request Zwane.
The late Sicelo Zwane.