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Commissioner General issued order to assault Bacede Mabuza, over 100 recruits and drunkards unleashed on badly injured MP, shout “You will know King Mswati today”.

Sunday, 1st October, 2023

MATSAPHA: Phindile Dlamini, the Correctional Services Commissioner General allegedly issued an order to over one hundred(100) recruits, to assault incarcerated pro-democracy Member of Parliament(MP) Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza.

The Commissioner General went on to deny the MP the right to eat for two(2) days, after blocking his family on Friday.

It has been disclosed that, family members were only allowed to see the incarcerated MP earlier on Saturday after this Swaziland News exposed that Mabuza was assaulted inside prison.

Information gathered by this publication suggests that, the warders first provoked the MP by blocking his wife and a relative from delivering his food, that was on Friday morning.

The warders allegedly lied to the family member who was at the Matsapha Prison gate that, Mabuza said he doesn’t want to see his wife anymore, yet the MP was patiently waiting for his food inside prison.

The warders then told the MP to go back to his prison cell as the waiting time for the food was over, the MP allegedly responded by saying he won’t go back to the cell without his food.

Over one hundred(100) recruits including drunkards, who drink alcohol at Matsapha Prison Bar were then unleashed by the senior Correctional Officers to assault the MP.

It has been disclosed that, in the process, the recruits and drunkards were allegedly shouting “You will know King Mswati today, the country is facing political instability because of you. Utawuyati iNkhosi Mswati namuhla, lelive linjena nje nguwe lowacala lentfo”.

A questionnaire was sent to Superintendent Gugulethu Dlamini, the Correctional Services Spokesperson, however, he had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments by this Swaziland News on Saturday, lawyer Sicelo Mngomezulu, the lawyer representing the incarcerated MPs confirmed the assault adding that, the family and lawyers were then blocked from seeing the MP hence his condition after the assault, remain unknown.

“It’s true, we can confirm that the MP was assaulted and his family was then blocked from delivering food, lawyers are also not allowed to see him. As a result, his condition remain unknown and we are preparing to file an urgent application, seeking an order to be allowed to see him,” said the lawyer.

MPs Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube were arrested as per an order allegedly issued by King Mswati merely for demanding democracy inside Parliament.

On another note, the incarcerated MP is currently being kept inside the maximum prison with serious injuries, he was also assaulted all over the body including in the private parts and the eyes. 

Political activists including human rights defenders are killed by Mswati’s forces inside prison cells, the State normally cover-up the human rights violations by pretending to be establishing a “Commission of Inquiry” with predictable findings and recommendations.


Commissioner General issued order to assault Bacede Mabuza, over 100 recruits and drunkards unleashed on badly injured MP, shout “You will know King Mswati today”.
Matsapha Prison Entrance.