Wednesday, April 13, 2011


COSATU to block Swazi border if demands not met

Sowetan, South Africa

13 April 2011


As the ruling monarch grappled with pro-democracy demonstrations in Swaziland yesterday, hundreds of COSATU and affiliated trade union members marched on the Swazi border to deliver a memorandum of demands to King Mswati. The memorandum, which was handed over after protestors descended on the Oshoek border post, demanded that King unban political parties, return all opposition leaders in exile and allow media freedom. If their demands were not met COSATU threatened to blockade all goods going in and out of Swaziland from South Africa.

This video report is by Roderick Macleod, of the Sowetan newspaper, South Africa. Here

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