Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Swaziland: Mswati's security forces opened fire against Communist Party activists

The police in Swaziland shot live bullets at activists of the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) who were protesting during a Sunset Rally held on Saturday night, 25 June 2022.

The rally was held at Mahwalala community, about 4 kilometres outside the capital city, Mbabane. It was the second rally of the weekend, following another one held on Friday night in Msunduza township, Mbabane.
The police intended to disrupt the peaceful rally in which community members fully participated to craft the way forward for the total dismantling of the tinkhundla system.

The CPS activists together with communist members stood their ground against the obvious provocation and fought off the police. All the activists on the ground and community members are safe and uninjured.

Sunset rallies are night rallies led by the CPS. They form part of the CPS’s programme to mobilise communities for the total dismantling of the tinkhundla system.

Through the rallies, the CPS has managed to raise revolutionary consciousness among the masses as the Party facilitates the formation of community councils, the basis for grassroots democracy.

In Mahwalala, the CPS and the community are in the process of forming the Welfare Council and the Security Council, while preparing for the formation of more community councils.

The CPS sunset-rallies programme continues in various communities across Swaziland. CPS activists are warmly welcomed by the people in every community as the people continue to resoundingly reject the tinkhundla system. The people of Swaziland are taking direct responsibility for the revolution.