Africa-Press – Eswatini. Ngomyayona Gamedze, the Acting Chairman of Sive Siyinqaba National Movement says the election of Nomalungelo Simelane as Siphofaneni Member of Parliament(MP)was an indication that the people wanted democracy.
In a public statement sent on behalf of the National Movement,the former Senate Deputy President said the winds of change across the country were unstoppable.
“The victory by SWALIMO’s Comrade Nomalungelo Simelane popularly known as LaZwide is a confirmation that people heeded the calls for change and it is evident that democracy has successfully permeated the notorious system.The winds of change blowing across the country are unstoppable,” he said.
On another note,Government Spokesperson Alpheous Nxumalo released a statement on Monday saying LaZwide’s victory and the participation of the thousands of Swazis in the elections was an endorsement of the Tinkhundla system.
But Sive Siyinqaba dismissed the sentiments by Government and labelled such as an attempt to convert a political defeat to a positive.
“The claim or exclamation that her win is about the credibility of Tinkhundla is self-fooling and an attempt of trying to convert a political defeat to a positive, now that all efforts of undermining her candidacy failed dismally. From the day she was nominated, her nomination was a nightmare for the regime,” he said.