EFF statement on the spiteful utterances of despotic King Mswati against pro-democracy activist
13 January 2022
The EFF condemns the provocative remarks made by King Mswati referring to pro-democracy activists as children of witchcraft and that all the citizens of eSwatini and their lives are properties of the King.
The monarch has gone berserk and the level of obsession with himself and his ruling family of the Dlamini is dangerous. The Dlamini ruling family of the monarch has now achieved all features of tyrants prone to genocidal conduct like King Louis XVI, Nicholus Ceausescu and King Leopold of Belgium.
The King has unleashed his mere 6 000 national army members and 13 000 police force against a population of 2 million citizens. The King and his family should realise that such a small military and police force can easily be wiped out and the safety of members of the ruling family seriously jeopardised.
The EFF will soon and at appropriate time announce a different approach to its solidarity with the struggling people of eSwatini and in the meantime, we call on the immediate re-opening of schools which have been closed since June 2021 due to the pro-democracy protests. We further call for the removal of soldiers on the streets and soldiers to be treated with respect by the King as against making them his hewers of wood and workers of his vast farm plantations. The lives of black children matter most and cannot be left to whims and caprices of the king who want to produce a generation of illiterate and uneducated society protecting his seat of office as a dictator.