18 July 2011
Zimbabwean Youth: Free Maxwell Dlamini Now
The Youth Assembly of the Zimbabwean organizations National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) demands that the imprisoned youth activist from Swaziland, Maxwell Dlamini, be released from prison now.
In a declaration published on the 14th of July they state that,
“We take this opportunity to demand the immediate release of jailed student leader Maxwell Dlamini, who was arrested by the dictatorial monarchy of King Mswati on the 12th of April this year. We hereby denounce the iron-rule style of Mswati and call upon the people of Swaziland to remain resolute and united and fight until Mswati is toppled.”
Detained and Tortured
Maxwell Dlamini is the president of Swaziland National Union of Students. He was detained, tortured, and forced by Swaziland’s regime to sign a confession saying he was in possession of explosives during the April 12 Swazi Uprising - a movement inspired by similar uprisings in North Africa and The Middle East.
According to the newspaper The Times of Swaziland he was lately denied proper medical attention after suffering a mild stroke in prison. read more here
The support to Maxwell Dlamini from the youth of NCA comes together with a strategy to work with progressive youths from around the region such as Swaziland National Union of Students.
Read the full declaration from NCA National Youth Assembly.
MAXWELL DLAMINI ‘SUFFERS STROKE’
GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES SUPPORT MAXWELL