07 | 12 | 2019

comunistaThe Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) has received information that the royal Swaziland police today (12 November 2018) arbitrarily detained the Branch Chairperson of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT), Comrade Mxolisi Motsa.

He was detained immediately after being served with a suspension letter by the management of LUCT, together with six other students who had been suspended for partaking in student struggles, a matter which the Communist Party will be pursuing further.

comunistaIn a bid to pacify workers, Mswati’s new prime minister, Ambrose Dlamini, has invited leaders of public sector unions for “just a greeting” today, Friday 9 November 2018. Other than this greeting session, the meeting has no agenda. It follows the same fashion as the hated royal-kraal meetings which are convened by Mswati without any agenda or any serious intention to resolve the problems of the people. Everything about the prime minister’s intentions is shrouded in secrecy and speculation.

comunistaThe first big thing that Swaziland’s absolute monarch decided to do shortly after his discredited tinkhundla elections was to detain a journalist. Yesterday, Wednesday 7 November 2018, the royal Swaziland police's Organised Crime Unit detained seasoned journalist Musa Ndlangamandla in Mbabane, accusing him of aligning himself with organisations that call for democracy. They harassed, intimidated and threatened him, and are already preparing documents for his prosecution.

comunistaThe management of the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Swaziland has suspended seven students, victimising them for taking part in a students’ demonstration outside the boundaries of the university on 4 September 2018. This is one of the many attempts that the regime has undertaken, especially during this tinkhundla elections year, to suppress the voice of the people.

As royals of Swaziland continue to make luxurious spendings from the people’s taxes, the Communist Party of Swaziland released a condemning statement 

As featured in AllAfrica news portal with the headline “Swazi Royals Spend, Spend Spend” King Mswati, the absolute monarch of Swaziland, one of the remaining absolute monarchies, wore a watch worth US$1.6 million and a suit beaded with diamonds to his 50th birthday party.

The Communist Party of Swaziland calls upon the people to revolt against Mswati's birthday celebrations and to boycott the upcoming elections

In Swaziland, close to 70% of the people live below US$2 a day. Last year the World Food Program estimated that 350,000 people of Swaziland’s 1.3 million population were in need of food assistance.

comunistaThe Communist Party of Swaziland is deeply concerned for the safety of two of members of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) who are being targeted by the security police after attending a CPS summer school, held over the holidays in South Africa.

Communist Party of SwazilandCommunist Party of SwazilandThe Communist Party of Swaziland welcomes the release of the leaders of the freedom movement, Mario Masuku, President of the People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) and Maxwell Dlamini, Secretary of the Swaziland Youth Congress (SWAYOCO).

The incarceration of the two leaders has been part of a crackdown by the Mswati regime on the democracy movement, which has been intensifying in recent years. Cde Mausku and Cde Dlamini were arrested for their vocal support for PUDEMO at a May Day demonstration in 2014.

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