29 September 2011
Justice Masuku fired by King Mswati
The Swaziland Solidarity Network condemns the continued interference into the judiciary by the Swazi Monarchy. It is disturbing to learn that Justice Thomas Masuku has since been fired after being falsely accused of insulting the king, among other things.
It is clear that the judge was removed from his post because of his incorruptibility, professionalism and courageous will to stick to the law. Mswati and his henchman, Barnabas Dlamini’s are merely continuing with their disrespect for the rule of law, and they need to be challenged.
This is no longer a matter only for the Law Society of Swaziland but for everyone in the country because it affects everyone.
It seems Mswati has not seen enough protests this year and needs to be countered with another, more militant one. Let us not disappoint him.
Issued by the Swaziland Solidarity Network [SSN]
SWAZI MINISTER OF JUSTICE FIRED