Swazi activists to appear in court

2011-04-15 13:22

Three Swaziland opposition activists were expected to appear in court today after being detained for anti-government protests, the South African-based Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) said.

“They are appearing in the Manzini Magistrates Court,” said SSN spokesperson Lucky Lukhele.

He said the three members of the Swaziland United Democratic Front, Swaziland National Union of Students and Swaziland Youth Congress were detained on Sunday, released on Wednesday and then re-arrested yesterday.

“We are still trying to find out but we think they will face charges related to the terrorism act,” said Lukhele, whose organisation has been rallying for support in South Africa for Swazi activists.

International news agencies reported on Wednesday that union leaders had suspended the action against King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch, as police clamped down on protesters.

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