Africa-Press – Eswatini. King Mswati has denied killing Hillary Gardee, the daughter of Economic Freedom Fighters(EFF)former Secretary General Godrich Gardee.
Speaking during the Police Day held at the Police Academy on Friday, Mswati urged the mother of Hillary Gardee to keep a close eye on Godrich, alleging that the former EFF Head of International Relations was fully aware of the conspiracies surrounding the death of his daughter.
The King said the matter regarding the death of Hillary Gardee was before a court of law and wondered if the allegations uttered by Gardee formed part of the evidence before court.
“I pity the mother of the child for the life that was lost. If there’s someone that she must be questioning regarding this death, it is this ‘murderer’, he is the one who must provide answers on what really happened to the child,” said the King.
The King further expressed disappointment in the manner in which the South African Broadcasting Corporation(SABC) handled the story after Godrich Gardee tweeted, accusing him of killing Hillary Gardee.
“True journalism suggests that you must always publish facts.The SABC was supposed to consult, seek a comment and verify with the police service including the Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) before publishing,” said the King.
But the SABC did contact Government Spokesperson Alpheous Nxumalo who failed to clarify or defend the King when interviewed by Sakina KaMwendo on SAFM.
As a result, the King who employed two Spokespersons with the other based in the King’s Office, found himself with no alternative, but to defend himself during the Police Day amid the serious allegations suggesting that he killed Godrich Gardee’s daughter.
Mswati is an absolute Monarch who is facing political pressure both locally and internationally to democratize, he allegedly unleashed his soldiers and the police to shoot and kill dozens of civilians merely for demanding democratic reforms.
Godrich Gardee alleged that his daughter was killed by Mswati’s agents after the EFF organized border blockades that targeted his businesses and the eSwatini economy.