SWAZILAND SOLIDARITY NETWORK FOUNDING DOCUMENT
Guiding slogan: “Be capable of feeling deep within, the suffering of other people anywhere in the world” - Che Guevara
“Now therefore , Sobhuza 11, King of Swaziland, hereby declare that in collaboration with my cabinet ministers and supported by the whole nation, I have assumed supreme power in the Kingdom of Swaziland and that all legislative, executive and judicial power is now vested in myself and shall, for the meantime be exercised in collaboration by my cabinet ministers. I further declare that to ensure the continued maintaince of peace, order and good government, my armed forces have been posted to all strategic places and have taken charge of all government places and public services” (section 3).............................
All Political parties and similar bodies that cultivate and bring about disturbances and ill feelings within the nation are herby dissolved and prohibited” (section11).
More about the Founding Document.
Since 12 April, 1973 the people of Swaziland are suffering from the effects of a perpetual state of emergency decreed by tinkhundla ruling regime, which banned political parties, trade unions, students and youth organisations,women and all structures mass participation in the country including peaceful demonstrations and meetings. In essence, it denied the Swazi people their legitimate rights to expression, organisations and association in matters that affect their daily lives, by making political participation the exclusive preserve of the royal family and its allies, and in the process turning the rest of the population into mere spectators on matters of national importance.
This is where The Swaziland Solidarity Network comes in providing the initiative for an intensification of the campaign to cut links with the brutal regime of tinkhundla oppression and mobilise practical support for the democracy movement of Swaziland. As the crisis mounts to its peak, let all humanity vow that it will tolerate no further delay in the application of effective pressure against Swaziland in support of the suffering and struggling masses of that country.
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Posted on 2013 May 13 by admin