eSwatini’s government claims they had to enforce the internet shutdown as a measure against forces that were behind the violent protests
As the regime meets demands for democracy with violence, activists and ordinary people affirm a resolute commitment to continuing resistance, even as they are murdered and injured.
Two journalists from South African publication, New Frame, were allegedly assaulted and tortured by eSwatini security forces while covering the pro-democracy protests in the country.
eSwatini law enforcement officials have been heavy handed towards civilians, with dozens of citizens having been killed in under two weeks
About 40 people have been killed in eSwatini, during the violent pro-democracy demonstrations that have rocked the nation
The ANC has called on the SADC to intervene in Eswatini before the ongoing pro-democracy protests escalate beyond control.