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Manzini police officers handcuff,shoot and kill Mechanic for allegedly stealing vehicles as human rights violations intensify eSwatini.

Wednesday, 10th January, 2024

MANZINI: Zwakele Gama, a Motor Mechanic was on Tuesday afternoon grabbed,handcuffed by the Manzini police and subsequently shot and killed at close range for allegedly stealing cars as human rights violations intensify in this tiny Kingdom of eSwatini.

A questionnaire was sent to Senior Superintendent Phindile Vilakati, the police Spokesperson,however, she had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Speaking to this Swaziland News on Wednesday evening, Mabandla Gama, a brother to the deceased said as a family,they were shocked with the conduct of the police to kill their relative despite the fact that, they have already grabbed and handcuffed him and he couldn’t escape.

It is alleged that,about ten(10)police officers arrived at Ka-Mthunyelelwa, Lushaba flats with Gama who was handcuffed and suddenly there was a scuffle that erupted and the police decided to shoot Zwakele Gama on the leg.

“After they shot him on the leg,he tried to run with the handcuffs to a nearby home while bleeding but he fell down.Thereafter,one of the police officers shouted mcedzele and he was then shot on the head and died on the spot.We are surprised because the police were supposed to arrest and take him to court”,said the brother to the deceased when speaking to editor Zweli Martin Dlamini.

A Manzini police officer who spoke to this publication said he heard other officers speaking about a shooting on Wednesday morning but,he was not aware of further details.

“I heard other officers speaking about a shooting but I don’t have the details. If you can contact me tomorrow morning, will check what happened”, said one of the police officers when speaking to the editor.

Eswatini police kills citizens with impunity or without fear of being arrested, dozens have died at the hands of the police.

Manzini police officers handcuff,shoot and kill Mechanic for allegedly stealing vehicles as human rights violations intensify eSwatini.
The late Zwakele Gama.