Swaziland Solidarity Network
30 June 2011
MSWATI SEEKS TO FIRE SWAZILAND’S MOST SOBER MINDED JUDGE
The latest news from King Mswati’s farm are that the most impartial judge in Swaziland, Justice Thomas Masuku, has been given until July 22 of this year to explain why he should not be fired.
The Times of Swaziland’s [managing editor] Mbongeni Mbingo personally wrote the report, which was released today (30 June 2011). Apparently, the judge has twelve acts of “misbehaviour” to answer to, ranging from allegedly associating himself with subversive elements in the kingdom to insulting the king.
The letter was served by the Chief Justice, Justice Michael Ramodibedi, a man regarded as a puppet of both the king and his prime minister by even the country’s parliamentarians.
Justice Masuku is being victimised by the king for not bowing to political pressure when adjudicating cases. Although some people may be stunned by this recent act, we as the SSN saw it coming in fact he is not the last judge that will be victimised, unless the rest are successfully intimidated by this ludicrous act.
Issued by the Swaziland Solidarity Network [SSN]
DETAILS OF JUDGE’S SUSPENSION