The ANC has released a statement on the ongoing violence in eSwatini, calling on the government of the country to engage citizens in a meaningful manner.
On Wednesday, 30 June 2021, the African National Congress (ANC) released a statement on the ongoing revolution in eSwatini. Swaziland is said to be at war with the monarchy, as the youth and the people of eSwatini are fighting for democratic reform. The country has been governed by the royal monarchy for over 40 years. The citizens of Swaziland are said to be tired of the allegedly corrupt system of governance that the monarchy has led by.
The ANC has expressed its deep concerns on the violence and instability unfolding in eSwatini, and has reiterated its call for good governance and democracy in the country. The ANC is calling on the government of eSwatini to work towards normalising the political environment by unbanning opposition parties and releasing political activists. The ANC also reportedly urged the eSwatini Government to engage in meaningful dialogue with parties, citizens and trade unions, in order to reach a resolution on the socio-economic challenges facing the country.
The ANC has also called for an end to the use of security forces to quell political dissent, noting that the failure to address legitimate civilian concerns complicates the conflict by only adding fuel to the fire. The South African Government has urged the eSwatini Government to heed this call by ending the turmoil. It further called on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) “to be seized with this matter, before it escalates beyond control.”
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— African National Congress (@MYANC) June 30, 2021