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No compensation for orphans whose parents were killed by Mswati during political unrest,Acting National Commissioner, Deputy Prime Minister visit families for police officers.

Friday, 19th January, 2024

MBABANE: Thulisile Dladla,the Deputy Prime Minister(DPM) visited the families of police officers who were killed during the political unrest  as Government refuses to compensate Orphans whose parents were killed by King Mswati’s security forces for demanding democracy.

Eswatini is ruled by Mswati as an absolute Monarch, political parties are banned from participating in elections and human rights defenders are arrested, tortured and killed for demanding democracy.

In June 2021, thousands of emaSwati participated in a nationwide protest, demanding democracy and an end to Mswati’s autocratic rule but, the King responded by unleashing his soldiers, warders and the police to shoot and kill dozens of civilians.

An Underground Unit known as the Swaziland International Solidarity Forces(SISF) allegedly linked to the pro-democrac y movement was then established to defend civilians, some police officers,soldiers and warders were killed in the process as the security forces intensified the killing of civilians.

This week,the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) together with Acting National Commissioner Lydia Dlamini visited the home of Bongnkosi Dlamini, a police officer who was killed at Mathangeni.

The DPM later told the Times of eSwatini that, her office was embarking on an exercise to ensure that the children have national documentation.

“I am fully embarking on that exercise because as an office, we need to ensure that the officers’ children have all the national documents and are in school.During the visits,I am also examining their socio-economic status and who is looking after them,” she said.

Senior Superintendent Phindile Vilakati,the eSwatini Police Spokesperson had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments by this Swaziland News on Friday, Brian Sangweni,the National Spokesperson of eSwatini’s main and largest political party, the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) said, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister(DPM) must take care of all the political unrest orphans indiscriminately.

“In fact by now,the Office of the DPM should be having a data of all the children whose parents were killed during the unrest and further work towards compensating them, it’s the DPM’s duty to visit even the homes of comrades who were killed and check the welfare of their children. What is happening now will divide even the children if only families for police officers are prioritized, the children for comrades know what happened and who killed their parents”, said the PUDEMO Spokesperson when speaking to editor Zweli Martin Dlamini.

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MBABANE: Thulisile Dladla,the Deputy Prime Minister(DPM) visited the families of police officers who were killed during the political unrest  as Government refuses to compensate Orphans whose parents were killed by King Mswati’s security forces for demanding democracy.

Eswatini is ruled by Mswati as an absolute Monarch, political parties are banned from participating in elections and human rights defenders are arrested, tortured and killed for demanding democracy.

In June 2021, thousands of emaSwati participated in a nationwide protest, demanding democracy and an end to Mswati’s autocratic rule but, the King responded by unleashing his soldiers, warders and the police to shoot and kill dozens of civilians.

An Underground Unit known as the Swaziland International Solidarity Forces(SISF) allegedly linked to the pro-democrac y movement was then established to defend civilians, some police officers,soldiers and warders were killed in the process as the security forces intensified the killing of civilians.

This week,the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) together with Acting National Commissioner Lydia Dlamini visited the home of Bongnkosi Dlamini, a police officer who was killed at Mathangeni.

The DPM later told the Times of eSwatini that, her office was embarking on an exercise to ensure that the children have national documentation.

“I am fully embarking on that exercise because as an office, we need to ensure that the officers’ children have all the national documents and are in school.During the visits,I am also examining their socio-economic status and who is looking after them,” she said.

Senior Superintendent Phindile Vilakati,the eSwatini Police Spokesperson had not responded at the time of compiling this report.

Reached for comments by this Swaziland News on Friday, Brian Sangweni,the National Spokesperson of eSwatini’s main and largest political party, the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) said, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister(DPM) must take care of all the political unrest orphans indiscriminately.

“In fact by now,the Office of the DPM should be having a data of all the children whose parents were killed during the unrest and further work towards compensating them, it’s the DPM’s duty to visit even the homes of comrades who were killed and check the welfare of their children. What is happening now will divide even the children if only families for police officers are prioritized, the children for comrades know what happened and who killed their parents”, said the PUDEMO Spokesperson when speaking to editor Zweli Martin Dlamini.


No compensation for orphans whose parents were killed by Mswati during political unrest,Acting National Commissioner, Deputy Prime Minister visit families for police officers.
No compensation for orphans whose parents were killed by Mswati during political unrest,Acting National Commissioner, Deputy Prime Minister visits families for police officers.