YCLSA CONDEMNS BRUTAL AND UNLAWFUL DETAINING OF WORKER LEADERS IN SWAZILAND
7 SEPTEMBER 2010
The Young Communist League of South Africa (uFasimba) condemns the unruly behaviour of Swaziland Royal Police who unlawfully detained worker leaders, who were convening a meeting in preparation for today’s protest action. This comes as no shock as the Swaziland Monarchy has proven to be intolerant of democracy and popular views of the people of Swaziland. This unfortunately proves that every word uttered by the King has merely been hypocritical propaganda to paint a facade to the rest of the world.
We re-affirm our support to the people of Swaziland in their struggle for democracy. We urge the South African government to play a more decisive role in addressing political problems of Swaziland. We cannot turn a blind eye to the continuous brutality faced by activists in Swaziland.
We call upon the immediate release of all detainees and for the protest action to continue as it was within legal confines without any interruption from the dictatorship. We support the Swaziland Democracy Campaign in their initiative in spreading awareness about the continued oppression of the people of Swaziland by a Monarchy.
Issued by the YCLSA Head office
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