Detained and heavily assaulted by Mswati’s soldiers for wearing freedom fighter Amos Mbedzi’s t-shirt

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Detained and heavily assaulted by Mswati’s soldiers for wearing freedom fighter Amos Mbedzi’s t-shirt
Detained and heavily assaulted by Mswati’s soldiers for wearing freedom fighter Amos Mbedzi’s t-shirt

Africa-Press – Eswatini. Chris Dlamini, the Deputy Secretary General of the Swaziland Massacre Victims Association (SWAVISA) was on Friday detained and heavily assaulted by King Mswati’s soldiers for merely wearing Amos Mbedzi’s t-shirt.

Amos Mbedzi is the freedom fighter and member of the South African Communist Party(SACP) who was linked to a military wing of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO), he died recently after spending fifteen(15) years in eSwatini prison.

On Saturday, the SWAVISA Deputy Secretary General said he was on his way to a Multi-Stakeholder activity at Siteki when he was detained by the police at a road block at Lonhlupheko merely for wearing the late freedom fighter Amos Mbedzi’s t-shirt.

“My only crime was wearing SWAVISA regalia and Amos Mbedzi’s t-shirt.I was identified by the police at a roadblock who then handed me over to eight (8) soldiers who then tortured and assaulted me for about two(2)hours at a nearby shack.Fortunately,I managed to escape into a bus that was passing by,”he said.

Tengetile Khumalo, the Army Spokesperson had not responded to our questions at the time of compiling this report.

The Swaziland Massacre Victims Association (SWAVISA) is an organisation that was formed by emaSwati who were affected or injured during the June 29 massacre last year after King Mswati unleashed his forces to shoot and kill dozens of civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms.

On another, eSwatini citizens are assaulted, tortured and killed merely for wearing t-shirts belonging to the banned political organization.

Sipho Jele, a member of the People’s United Democratic Movement(PUDEMO) was allegedly killed by the police merely for wearing a PUDEMO t-shirt.

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