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Soldier Siboniso Thulasizwe Dladla shoots, kills himself at Hlane Palace, King’s Spokesperson Percy Simelane refers comments to the army.

Thursday, 21st March, 2024

HLANE: Siboniso Thulasizwe Dladla, a member of the Umbutfo Eswatini Defense Force(UEDF) allegedly shot and killed himself on Wednesday at Hlane Royal Residence.

Reached for comments, Percy Simelane,the King’s Spokesperson referred comments to the Army Spokesperson Lieutenant Tengetile Khumalo.

“The Army has its own PR to respond to queries such as this one.I elect not to encroach lest I contaminate facts”, said the King’s Spokesperson.

Lieutenant Tengetile Khumalo, the Army Spokesperson had not responded at the time of compiling this report and efforts to reach the soldier’s family proved unsuccessful.

But an alleged friend to the soldier told this Swaziland News on Thursday that, they were still shocked and trying to find out why Dladla decided to shoot and kill himself.

“I was with him when the King was boarding the trains, he was providing security to the King. Yena abekulamasotja lahamba lamaceleni ensuring his security”, said the alleged close friend.

Soldier Siboniso Thulasizwe Dladla shoots, kills himself at Hlane Palace, King’s Spokesperson Percy Simelane refers comments to the army.
The late Siboniso Thulasizwe Dladla.