Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The PUDEMO News website that supports the People’s United Democratic Movement, a political party banned in Swaziland, reports the following today (16 June 2009).

PUDEMO member killed by police

We are very sorry to inform readers of the news that a PUDEMO member* has been killed by the police.

When the police came to raid him on Saturday last week, he ran out of the building.

The police then shot him and claimed that they had found some dagga in the house.

There is a protest march planned for tomorrow in Big Bend to protest the killing.

On this 16th day of June, 33 years after the youth of Soweto defiantly challenged the ruling apartheid regime, we are saddened over another tragedy in Swaziland. Yet we are certain victory is for the people and our martyrs will not be forgotten.

*[Name will be released after family has been fully notified.]

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