Thursday, April 7, 2011


The ‘uprising’ due to start in Swaziland on Tuesday (12 April 2011) may be run by people outside Swaziland, says Sikelela Dlamini, Project Coordinator of the Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF).

He tells Peter Kenworthy on his stiffkitten blog that SUDF is also planning protests on the same day and that people should not confuse these with the uprising.

‘The SUDF together with its civil society partners will launch a series of rolling mass protests inside Swaziland in commemoration of, and in protest of, that fateful day [12 April] in 1973 when the Swazi monarchy unilaterally outlawed the Independence Constitution and free political activity along with it, coincidentally commencing on the 12th and stretching to the 15th. Our aim is to force the undemocratic system of governance out through peaceful popular protest in order to begin the process of ushering in multiparty democracy,’ Dlamini says.

To read the full report, click here.

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