EFF blasts Eswatini government!


MEMBERS of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have condemned the bombing of the house of People’s United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) president Mlungisi Makhanya.

The house was allegedly bombed by King Mswati III’s security agents on Wednesday, 21 September.

In a statement, the EFF accused the family regime of the king and his cohorts of eliminating pro-democracy activists and the struggle for economic freedom by the people of Eswatini.

“The EFF calls on African heads of states to reign on their illegitimate counterpart and isolate the absolute monarch to force its desist from such terrorist conduct akin to apartheid government.”

The party also called on the people of Eswatini to intensify the pressure against the family regime and leave no stone unturned in pursuit of a democratic dispensation by all necessary means, including the violent overthrow of the “despicable archaic fascist” monarch.

It further said the party would always identify itself with struggling masses against imperial and colonial-aligned regimes throughout Africa unapologetically, including practical steps to enforce change to achieve democratic constitutionalism.

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Meanwhile, Swaziland Liberation Movement spokesman Thandaza Silolo warned the government to resist from promoting violence but focus on remedial actions to address the country’s security and political challenges.

“This is a clear sign of cowardice from a stubborn regime that is failing to address the people’s demands for democratic reforms, and instead respond with fire to penetrate violence,” said Silolo.

Eswatini government spokesman Alpheous Nxumalo dismissed the claims made by different political parties as propaganda.

“The state has professional security organs. They don’t need to use petrol bomb if they need to bomb anything. There is no proper investigation that had been undertaken to make anyone say blame could be a portion to this particular group. We express our sympathy to Makhanya’s loss of property. He is not the first one whose home has been bombed. We express the same sympathy to him which has been expressed to the same people who have fallen victims,” Nxumalo said.

He said the government suspected that they could have inflicted the damage on their own in order to gain political leverage and sympathy.

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