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ENTERTAINMENT

Prince Sicalo hires South African lawyers, wants editor to retract smuggling of guns story

Prince Sicalo Nkopolo has hired South African lawyers, Mathopo Attorneys, he is demanding that Swaziland News editor Zweli Martin Dlamini should retract the “guns smuggling story”. This comes after this publication exposed how the Prince secretly left the country through the Oshoek border to meet other State State security agents who were allegedly assigned to purchase guns to shoot and kill protesting civilians in the midst of the political unrest.

  18 hours ago ago
Prince Sicalo hires South African lawyers, wants editor to retract smuggling of guns story

CULTURE

Mswati’s soldiers ‘sentence’ Swazis to death merely for protesting

Highly regarded South African Poet Mzwakhe Mbuli says Swazis are being ‘sentenced’ to death by Mswati’s soldiers merely for protesting. Speaking to Swaziland News on Thursday when interviewed by editor Zweli Martin Dlamini, the South African artist said he decided to convince Sjava not to perform at the Standard Bank Luju Festival because he believed no entertainment should take place while people were being killed.

  1 day ago ago
Mswati’s soldiers ‘sentence’ Swazis to death merely for protesting

LIFESTYLE

Mafikizolo withdraws from Standard Bank Luju Festival in solidarity with Swazis

Mafikizolo has withdrawn from the Standard Bank Luju Festival in solidarity with Swazis who are being killed by King Mswati. This was confirmed by Lucky Lukhele, the Spokesperson of the Swaziland Solidarity Network(SSN), one of the groups that was lobbying South African artists not to perform in eSwatini until the country democratized.

  18 hours ago ago
Mafikizolo withdraws from Standard Bank Luju Festival in solidarity with Swazis

POLITICS

King Mswati's Princess Sikhanyiso to shutdown internet

Cabinet has resolved that the internet should be shutdown this evening to disrupt the official launch of the newly formed Swaziland Liberation Movement(SWALIMO), an independent investigation reveals. The political movement formed by pro-democracy Member of Parliament(MP) Mduduzi Magawugawu Simelane who was subsequently removed as a Legislator would be launched on Friday(19th November 2021), Pan-Africanist Professor Lumumba of Kenya would be one of the main Guests.

  8 days ago ago
King Mswati's Princess Sikhanyiso to shutdown internet

POLITICS

Cabinet to strengthen security after leaking of plot to shut down internet’ WhatsApp messages

Victor Nxumalo, the Secretary to Cabinet says they will tighten the security of Cabinet information after leaked WhatsApp messages where Cabinet Ministers resolved to shut down the internet. This comes after this Swaziland News exposed how Cabinet ordered Princess Sikhanyiso to switch-off the internet ahead of the then Member of Parliament(MP) Magawugawu’s Swaziland Liberation Movement(SWALIMO) official launch on Friday.

  4 days ago ago
Cabinet to strengthen security after leaking of plot to shut down internet’ WhatsApp messages

SOCIETY

Professor Thuli Madonsela says shot eSwatini protesting citizens were not a threat

Professor Thuli Madonsela, the former South African Public Protector says to the best of her knowledge, the eSwatini citizens who were shot by security forces were not a threat. Speaking to this Swaziland News on Wednesday when interviewed by this editor, Madonsela said some of the victims who are now disabled were shot at the back while others on the knees and this, was an indication that they were running away.

  16 days ago ago
Professor Thuli Madonsela says shot eSwatini protesting citizens were not a threat

POLITICS

Residents affected by construction of King Mswati's airport sleep in bushes

Over 200 protesting residents including women here at Malindza have been away from their homes for almost a week now. The residents are sleeping in the bushes in demand for compensation from King Mswati after the construction of his Airport which allegedly damaged their houses. They said they have been patient with Mswati’s Government for almost twenty years and instead of receiving their compensation on Friday, they were told to elect a Committee to deal with the matter.

  14 days ago ago
Residents affected by construction of King Mswati's airport sleep in bushes

POLITICS

First Sign Of King Mswati’s Downfall As His MP’s Turn Against Him| Opinion

Opinion| King Swati III is facing the toughest challenge since he assumed the throne more than 35 years ago. This latest move is proving to be the first sign of his downfall. Source: http://www.swazilandnews.co.za/fundza.php?nguyiphi=1638 Swaziland News reported that a number of the Swati parliament have begun a step of forming an interim government.

  1 month ago ago
First Sign Of King Mswati’s Downfall As His MP’s Turn Against Him| Opinion

POLITICS

I am on my way to meet arrested pro-democracy- lawyer Maseko

Lawyer Thulani Maseko said he was on his way to meet his clients Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, the pro-democracy MPs who are incarcerated at Matsapha Prison, he assured the Nation that there was no crisis. This comes after the Times of eSwatini reported that the human rights lawyer had withdrawn his services as an attorney for the arrested Members of Parliament(MPs).

  15 days ago ago
I am on my way to meet arrested pro-democracy- lawyer Maseko

POLITICS

King Mswati's daughter to mobile operators to shutdown internet

Princess Sikhanyiso, the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Minister has ordered all mobile operators in the country to shutdown the internet as pro-democracy protests against his father King Mswati intensify in this tiny Kingdom. This is contained in a bundle of State Security documents and or correspondence between King Mswati’s Intelligence Unit, the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology(ICT), MTN Eswatini and Swazi Mobile among others.

  1 month ago ago
King Mswati's daughter to mobile operators to shutdown internet

POLITICS

King Mswati's daughter reconnect internet after arrival of SADC envoy

King Mswati's daughter reconnect internet after arrival of SADC envoy Information Minister Princess Sikhanyiso has restored internet and social media access following the arrival of a SADC special envoy led by former Justice Minister Jeff Radebe. The envoys sent by President Cyril Ramaphosa, chairman of the SADC Troika for Politics, Defense and Security, arrived in the Kingdom of eSwatini on Thursday to meet with His Majesty King Mswati and other political stakeholders with on an effort to resolve the ongoing civil unrest.

  1 month ago ago
King Mswati's daughter reconnect internet after arrival of SADC envoy

SOCIETY

Swazis can't even buy bread

Ndaba Shabangu, a senior citizen of Luve said Swazis were facing a huge challenge with the high costs in basic necessities of life such that it was becoming hard to buy bread and clothes. Speaking to this Swaziland News during an interview on Friday, Shabangu said life was now difficult for some Swazis as they were struggling to buy clothes and even a mere loaf of bread, he then warned against attending Sibaya saying it was meant to blind emaSwati and pollute their minds.

  25 days ago ago
Swazis can't even buy bread

EDUCATION

University students to forcefully remove King’s pictures as part of ‘Mswati must fall’ campaign

University students to forcefully remove King’s pictures as part of ‘Mswati must fall’ campaign. Colani Maseko, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) has urged the youth to intensify the ‘Mswati must fall’ campaign by removing all the King’s pictures within Universities.

  22 days ago ago
University students to forcefully remove King’s pictures as part of ‘Mswati must fall’ campaign

JUSTICE

Soldiers, police officers deployed to shoot protesting Illovo workers

Soldiers and the police were deployed here at Illovo on Tuesday to shoot protesting workers who are demanding a salary review from their employer. Illovo workers have been protesting for almost two months now, however,forceful means to end the legal strike are now being used by the State through the deployment of armed forces.

  17 days ago ago
Soldiers, police officers deployed to shoot protesting Illovo workers

SOCIETY

Stop taking unlawful orders to kill protesting civilians

The National Executive Committee(NEC) of the Correctional Services Union has urged members to stop taking unlawful orders to harm or kill civilians. In a public statement sent to this Swaziland News on Sunday, Mzwandile Dlamini, the Secretary General of the Eswatini Correctional Services Staff Association(ECOSSA) said as the NEC, they regretted and condemned the ongoing brutal massacre of unarmed citizens of Swaziland.

  1 month ago ago
Stop taking unlawful orders to kill protesting civilians

SOCIETY

Residents face forced eviction for Mswati’s water project

Residents of Siphocosini in the outskirts of Mbabane are facing eviction to give way to a water project that will supply the International Convention Centre(ICC) among others. Speaking to this Swaziland News, Danyela Dlamini, a senior resident of the area said their eviction was communicated to them by Chief Mashampu Khumalo.

  20 days ago ago
Residents face forced eviction for Mswati’s water project

EDUCATION

Arresting children in schools undermines teachers who are custodians

Mbongwa Dlamini, the President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers(SNAT) says the conduct of the police who invade classrooms, grab and arrest children undermines them as custodians. This comes after the police arrested Ngcoseni High School students Lungelo Lukhele and Zwelakhe Dlamini on Tuesday for allegedly burning the school, the two appeared at the Manzini Magistrates Court on Wednesday for a remand hearing.

  3 days ago ago
Arresting children in schools undermines teachers who are custodians

JUSTICE

Nurses protest, to kick out all sickly police officers in various hospitals after deadly shooting

Welcome Mdluli, the President of the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SWADNU), says nurses are holding meetings in various health facilities across the country, they want to kick out all sick police officers in hospitals. On Thursday morning, nurses at Nhlangano Health Centre engaged in a protest action shortly after the shooting of protestors on Wednesday, casualties include health workers and teachers.

  1 month ago ago
Nurses protest, to kick out all sickly police officers in various hospitals after deadly shooting

SOCIETY

Soldiers grab land from orphans

Two members of the army have been accused of grabbing land from orphans. Speaking to this Swaziland News, Simanga Khumalo, an orphaned 17 year old of Majotini area under Nkhaba Chiefdom said their neighbour, Simon Makhanya together with his niece Thanda Makhanya who is a soldier have forcefully grabbed their land.

  1 month ago ago
Soldiers grab land from orphans

EDUCATION

School Learners Are Striking Want Mswati Out Of Power In Eswatini See Here

Student And ordinary people have occupied the streets saying king Mswati must leave the office. Colani Maseko, the President of the Swaziland National Union of Students(SNUS) said King Mswati should be eliminated from the Throne and be given over to the International Criminal Court(ICC) as an issue of earnestness.

  1 month ago ago
School Learners Are Striking Want Mswati Out Of Power In Eswatini See Here