Members of Parliament in Swaziland on Monday (15 June 2015) called for an inquiry into the death in police custody of the Mozambique national Luciano Zavale.
He was reportedly suffocated to death while being tortured by police.
Swazi Prime Minister Barnabas Dlamini is expected to make an official statement to parliament on the matter on Wednesday. A further report from the PM is expected in the coming week.
The Mozambican High Commissioner to Swaziland Luis Adelino da Silva has also called for answers from the police on how Zavale, popularly known as Melusi, died.
The People’s United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO), the best known of the banned prodemocracy organisations in Swaziland, condemned the death as ‘cold blooded murder’.
It said in a statement, ‘These arbitrary killings have become commonplace in Swaziland because no action gets taken to bring the guilty to justice.’
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