GLOBAL WEEK OF ACTION ON SWAZILAND STARTS ON A HIGH NOTE: INTENSIFY THE STRUGGLE AND CORNER THE ENEMY THIS WEEK AND BEYOND
The Global Week of Action on Swaziland (GWoAS) started on a high today with an official launch in Matsapha hosted by the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA), along with spirited fights on the streets which saw several activists being brutalised by police officers in Manzini, Nhlangano and Siteki.
The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) and its campaign wing, the Swaziland Democracy Campaign (SDC), is inspired by the defiance, resilience and bravery of activists across our beloved country who, despite the hostile clampdown by the police, managed to launch the GWoAS in a militant way.
The leadership of TUCOSWA, the People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) and the Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) together committed to escalate the growing momentum for democratic change, with the next focus being the planned march under the theme of Education for All. This march will be led by TUCOSWA and SNUS tomorrow in Mbabane.
Despite today’s public holiday, and in the face of police hostility and brutality, we still managed to draw a considerable number of people to the streets!
We remain unfazed and committed to democracy no matter how difficult the conditions can be. It is for this reason that we invite all democracy loving people of our motherland and the world to join us in the march in Mbabane tomorrow, as well as in the People’s Summit on Thursday. Join us for the march at 9am in Mbabane!
We would like to thank our fraternal partners from different countries who have joined us in the trenches and are sharing with us the pain of our struggle.
We also welcome the moral and spiritual support from the Concerned Churches’ Forum in our journey to freedom.
For regular updates check our Facebook page: Swaziland Democracy Campaign.
Tomorrow’s logistics for all those coming for the marches:
Manzini: departure at William Pitcher @ 8.30am (contact 76835661)
Piggs Peak: departure at Bus Rank @ 7am (contact 76647687)
Siteki: departure at Bus Rank @7am (contact 76184467)
Nhlangano: departure at Bus Rank @ 7am (contact 78214409)
Mankayane: Bus Rank @ 7am (contact 76373821)