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Judge Sabelo Masuku issues order directing Correctional Services to allow doctors to examine assaulted pro-democracy MP Bacede Mabuza.

Sunday, 1st October, 2023

MBABANE: Judge Sabelo Masuku, has issued an order directing the Correctional Services to allow doctors to examine assaulted pro-democracy Member of Parliament(MP) Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza.

This comes after this Swaziland News reported that, Phindile Dlamini, the Commissioner General of the Correctional Services allegedly issued an order directing warders to assault the incarcerated MP.

Mabuza’s lawyers then ran to court on Sunday, after the Correctional Services denied them the right to see the MP who was badly injured, the MP was allegedly assaulted by over one hundred(100) recruits and drunkards who drink alcohol at the Matsapha Prison Bar.They were acting on an order issued by the Phindile Dlamini, the Commissioner General of the Correctional Services and while assaulting the MP, the recruits were 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”.

Sicelo Mngomezulu, the lawyer representing the MP confirmed to this publication on Sunday afternoon that, the Judge issued the order.

“The application was not opposed by the Attorney General(AG) and this made it easier to get the order. You ask yourself if there was any need to go to court if those who assaulted him allowed that he be examined by doctors, they know what they did to him”, said the lawyer.

Judge Sabelo Masuku issues order directing Correctional Services to allow doctors to examine assaulted pro-democracy MP Bacede Mabuza.
King Mswati and Correctional Services Commissioner Phindile Dlamini: Judge Sabelo Masuku issues order directing Correctional Services to allow doctors to examine assaulted pro-democracy MP Bacede Mabuza.