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'We will all continue to be in the dark' - Court action to compel MTN, eSwatini govt to restore internet delayed

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Trucks line up outside the Oshoek border-post on the South African side of the border with eSwatini as part of ongoing demonstrations.
Trucks line up outside the Oshoek border-post on the South African side of the border with eSwatini as part of ongoing demonstrations.
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A high court hearing to restore the internet to eSwatini has been delayed.

The eSwatini government asked for more time on Friday to study the legal documents, a spokesperson confirmed, but could not comment further on the matter.

The delay could continue eSwatini's information blackout, said Thuli Makama, a lawyer with the Institute for Democracy and Leadership (Ideal). The move by the eSwatini government could delay the blackout by at least seven days, said added.

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