Thursday, March 29, 2012


Activists across Swaziland are calling for the occupation of a teacher training college after 148 students were reportedly expelled for taking part in a protest march.

Facebook sites in the kingdom are buzzing with calls for action after the Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) reported that Ngwane teachers’ college expelled the students for taking part in a national protest against the Swazi Government’s scholarship policy on Monday (26 March 2012).

The SSN reported, ‘On Monday afternoon the principal of Ngwane teachers' college convened a disciplinary meeting which promptly resolved to fire 148 students who are suspected to have participated in a protest march organised by the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS).’

The SSN added that the majority of the students were first year students.

Posts on a variety of Facebook sites, including the SNUS and the April 12 Uprising, are calling for action to be taken against the college.

The SSN itself said, ‘All Swazi students should occupy Ngwane Teachers’ College until the affected students are allowed back.’

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