King Mswati spent more than $74 million on his birthday while claiming that there are not sufficient funds to raise the salaries of public servants who have lost purchasing power by more than 14% in the last two years
The Communist Party of Swaziland and the Public Sector Associations of Swaziland noted that the government of king Mswati III had been spending vast amounts wastefully even as the country was in social and economic crisis
Myeni, a leader of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT), was arrested on August 26, 2018, after he resisted a police officer from firing into a teachers’ protest two days before.
The landlocked nation of Swaziland in Africa is regularly witnessing strikes and protests as the people are rising up to assert their rights.
Reports of the police crackdown on the protestors have come in from across the nation, with many injured.
“We call upon the international community to extend their solidarity towards the struggle of the working class movement in Swaziland,” noted various trade union organizations.
One of the last absolute monarchies in the world, Swaziland is headed to a primary round of polls of August 25 under its Tinkhundla (administrative sub-division)-based electoral system.
Police attacked a workers’ demonstration with water cannon and tear gas canisters