MBABANE: Mario Masuku, the former President of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) refused to dump the struggle for democracy, he rejected an appointment by King Mswati who wanted him to serve in the Constitutional Review Commission(CRC) that was dominated by his loyalist.
King Mswati established the Commission after the 1996 strike action, its mandate was to gather views from members of the public on how they would like the country to be governed, however, it is alleged that Masuku noticed that the King was on a recruiting campaign to weaken the mass democratic movement and rejected the appointment.
The late highly regarded political leader was expected to work with the late Prince Logcogco, Bheki Maphalala now Chief Justice, Bongani ‘Sigcokosincinca’ Dlamini now eSwatini TV Chief Executive Officer(CEO) among others.
Speaking to this Swaziland News, Sibongile Mazibuko, the President of the Ngwane National Liberatory Congress(NNLC) described Masuku as an icon of the struggle who refused to dump the struggle of the people and enjoy benefits from the oppressor.
“We saw others dumping the struggle to enjoy benefits from the oppressor, Masuku never accepted anything from this regime” said the NNLC President.
Wandile Dludlu, the PUDEMO Secretary General said as an organization, they were saddened by the death of their leader who work tiredly to convince the world about the struggle of the people of Swaziland.
The late Mario Masuku