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MILITARY

Ramaphosa Will Extend The Deployment On SANDF In Mozambique As Islamic Terrorists Make Some Gains

With brutality by outfitted gatherings spreading past Mozambique' s northernmost region of Cabo Delgado into adjoining Niassa area, President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday advised against alarm. Mozambique has turned into a favorable place for IS spreading into southern pieces of Tanzania. Ramaphosa says they will be checking out the way forward: " The SADC Troika which I seat will meet in Malawi, we will take a gander at the advancement and improvements in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

  12 days ago ago
Ramaphosa Will Extend The Deployment On SANDF In Mozambique As Islamic Terrorists Make Some Gains

POLITICS

Mswati postponed a political problem, now its time to face reality

The outright lie uttered by King Mswati who undermined the intelligence of the Swazis saying eSwatini would become a First World country by 2022 should be a lesson to all political leaders that you cannot postpone a political problem. King Mswati, in his various speeches from the Throne, created false hopes to the poor Swazis saying there would live a better life by 2022, some citizens, perhaps due to lack of understanding regarding the definition of a First World country believed him until reality striked.

  23 days ago ago
Mswati postponed a political problem, now its time to face reality

POLITICS

Progressive forces have surprise for Mswati’s government if pro-democracy MPs are not released

Mlungisi Makhanya, the President of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) said they have a surprise action for Mswati’s Government should they fail to release pro-democracy Members of Parliament(MPs) Bacede Mabuza, and Mthandeni Dube before Friday. Speaking to this Swaziland News online radio on Monday when interviewed by editor Zweli Martin Dlamini, the PUDEMO President said they have given Tinkhundla Government an ultimatum to release the MPs adding that they also demand the withdrawal of the warrant of arrest against Siphofaneni MP Mduduzi Magawugawu Simelane and the release of freedom fighter Amos Mbedzi.

  2 months ago ago
Progressive forces have surprise for Mswati’s government if pro-democracy MPs are not released

JUSTICE

Burning of soldiers and police home by protesters is condemned

Mduduzi Bacede Mabuza, the Hosea Member of Parliament(MP) has appealed to protestors not to burn homes belonging to the police and soldiers. Speaking to this Swaziland News audio channel when interviewed by editor Zweli Martin Dlamini, the MP said as pro-democracy MPs they were not aware of the voice note that circulates urging citizens to burn homes belonging to soldiers adding that these officers were taking orders and that some of them are against the ongoing killing of civilians.

  6 months ago ago
Burning of soldiers and police home by protesters is condemned

JUSTICE

Slap Swaziland With Sanctions | OPINION

It's very clear that there were human rights violations on the count of Swaziland’s security forces during the recent pro-democracy protests. People are reported to have been burned alive for the demonstrations made in the name of democracy. While the SADC Troika fact-finding mission deliberates on what has come to light, the international community is urged by this publication to impose sanctions on that undemocratic kingdom.

  6 months ago ago
Slap Swaziland With Sanctions | OPINION

POLITICS

‘Spying’ Times, Observer journalists kicked out of SADC Envoys meeting

Jeff Radebe, the leader of the SADC Troika Special Envoys ‘kicked’ out three journalists from the Times and the Observer after political leaders objected that there were not supposed to be part of the meeting that seeks to find solutions in resolving the current political chaos. The objection regarding the presence of the State controlled journalists was raised by Mlungisi Makhanya, President of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) who indicated that most journalists in the country were secretly working for the police adding that some of them even failed to hide that through their pro-Monarchy writings.

  3 months ago ago
‘Spying’ Times, Observer journalists kicked out of SADC Envoys meeting

POLITICS

King Mswati must appear before SADC for serious crime against humanity

King Mswati’s decision to call Sibaya last week Friday and try to downplay the seriousness of the SADC Troika fact finding mission that seeks to, among others, investigate the crimes against humanity was political hypocrisy of the highest order. Perhaps, it is important to state that the Southern African Development Community(SADC) Troika on Defense and Security is currently conducting what is known as a “political conflict investigation” where the King stands accused of committing crimes against humanity by unleashing soldiers and the police to shoot and kill dozens of civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms.

  6 months ago ago
King Mswati must appear before SADC for serious crime against humanity

POLITICS

What Was King Lestsie Doing In Swaziland?

On Wednesday the 21st of July King Letsie of the Kingdom of Lesotho paid a visit to King Mswati III of Swaziland. He is said to have been on a one-day working visit as a guest of the Swazi king. This comes at a time when a Reconstruction Programme Fund was established to repair the damage caused by pro-democracy protests in SD.

  6 months ago ago
What Was King Lestsie Doing In Swaziland?

JUSTICE

It’s Sibaya or anti-Monarchy protest on Friday, SADC Troika to get a true picture of Mswati’s politics

King Mswati’s decision to summon the Nation to Sibaya(Cattle Byre) after banning pro-democracy protests against his government citing the COVID-19 third wave is political hypocrisy of the highest order. But then, now that the King has summoned the Nation to Ludzidzini Palace in complete disregard of the COVID-19 regulations that were used to undermine the citizens’ Constitutional right to freedom of expression, it means that those who are calling for democratic reforms are free to attend the mass anti-Monarchy protest in Manzini on Friday, while those who support the King will go to Ludzidzini.

  6 months ago ago
It’s Sibaya or anti-Monarchy protest on Friday, SADC Troika to get a true picture of Mswati’s politics

POLITICS

President Ramaphosa Gets A Call From King Mswati

Weeks before the economy-crippling Jacob Zuma protests, Swaziland was dealing with her own unrest as the people took to the streets to demand democracy. With the SADC Troika team having wrapped up their visit to the kingdom, King Letsie III decided to pay Their Majesties a visit.

  6 months ago ago
President Ramaphosa Gets A Call From King Mswati

JUSTICE

SADC Troika Back in Eswatini:Will Justice Be Served This Time Around? (Opinion)

The hope of Eswatini citizens has risen once again as SADC troika has returned to the Kingdom to finish off their fact finding mission.This was after they made a visit last week sunday but only managed to meet with the gorvement but could not meet with other concerned stakeholders. After their visit they did promise that they would return and engage with all the concerned parties including the members of parliament that are advocating for the political reform as well as the political parties in the country.Today,they started their mission and it will last for 3 days.There is great hope that the situation will be resolved and the gorvement of Eswatini will listen to the people and give them their freedom.

  6 months ago ago
SADC Troika Back in Eswatini:Will Justice Be Served This Time Around? (Opinion)

MILITARY

ESWATINIARMY SCARED TO DEATH ,CITIZENS FEEL SAFIER AS US MARINES DEPLOYED IN ESWATINI (Opinion)

After the violent protests in Eswatini that led to destruction of infrastructure and loss of lives,the United States Marines were spotted arriving in the country on a helicopter. It is said that this led to many Swazi soldiers shivering and being scared for their lives as they thought they might have come to fight them since there are still allegations that the swazi soldiers were behind the massacre of the swazi people during the protest.

  6 months ago ago
ESWATINIARMY SCARED TO DEATH ,CITIZENS FEEL SAFIER AS US MARINES DEPLOYED IN ESWATINI  (Opinion)

JUSTICE

Eswatini Protest full Update

After being barred from diplomatic negotiations regarding the issue in eSwatini, members of numerous eSwatini civil society organizations "gatecrashed" a meeting between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the eSwatini government. Acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku was met by the SADC Organ on Politics, Defense, and Security on Sunday.

  6 months ago ago
Eswatini Protest full Update

POLITICS

Civil groups 'gatecrash' SADC meeting in eSwatini, accuse government of staging talks

Individuals from a few eSwatini common society bunches "gatecrashed" a gathering between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the eSwatini government, after they were barred from strategic discussions over the emergency there. The SADC Organ on Politics, Defense and Security met acting Prime Minister Themba Masuku on Sunday.

  6 months ago ago
Civil groups 'gatecrash' SADC meeting in eSwatini, accuse government of staging talks

POLITICS

SADC Troika to meet next week to discuss Mozambique situation

The SADC Troika will hold a critical gathering one week from now to examine the current circumstance in Mozambique.

  9 months ago ago
SADC Troika to meet next week to discuss Mozambique situation