Leaders of the Political Parties Assembly (PPA), the civil society and other stakeholders are calling for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika on Politics, Defense and Security to deploy peacekeeping soldiers to protect civilians.
This was submitted by the political leaders during a meeting with SADC Envoys at the Royal Villas, the delegation was sent by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as Chairperson of the SADC Troika.
Sibongile Mazibuko, one of the leaders of the Political Parties Assembly(PPA) confirmed that they had urged SADC to deploy peacekeeping soldiers in the country to protect civilians.
“We argued that SADC needs to deploy soldiers in the country to protect civilians as Mswatis forces are currently killing civilians. Soldiers were once deployed in Lesotho in the midst of a political crisis and we want the same thing to happen here so that people can feel safe”, she said.
The SADC special envoy, led by the former South African Justice Minister, met with His Majesty King Mswati on Thursday before meeting with PPA leaders and other stakeholders on Friday. Eswatini finds itself in the midst of political chaos after Mswati unleashed soldiers and police officers to shoot and kill dozens of protesting civilians demanding democratic reforms.
Eswatini, a tiny Kingdom situated in Southern Africa is now in a second wave of a deadly civil unrest as the calls for democratic reforms intensify. King Mswati's is responding by unleashing his armed forces on unarmed civilians. People are unhappy with governing of the country by only the King Mswati, they are living in poverty and those who are working earns peanuts. I hope people of Swaziland will get freedom and democracy as the unrest continues in parts of the country. I would be glad to hear your opinion on the comment saction. Thank you for reading.
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