That King Mswati III and his appointed government have announced another round of Sibaya will not get the Kingdom anywhere. Last time he was just flexing his power and appointing a new friendly face as the Prime Minister. Why would it be any change now?
Now that the government is closing schools, blocking social media sites and arresting pupils. The state is killing civilians participating in demonstrations and using police brutality to silence it all. The state is showing its sinister side and the King is vouching for it.
The King will not bring dialogue. When he arrests the ones who is in his way. When he takes down the MPs who is for Pro-Democracy. The political parties and civil society won’t be really represented. It will only be a publicity stunt and he will show his arrogance yet again.
The King haven’t changed since the last Sibaya. He did the same thing last time and there will be no reason to believe otherwise. The dead in the streets and the injured recently is a proof of this. The tear-gas, live-bullets and violent oppression is a proof of that.
This is why the Sibaya is a flawed and useless mechanism. Especially, when the absolute monarch … is not willing budge or give way. To give away power and reforms will cost him. However, the citizens doesn’t owe him anything and the King got blood on his hands. The dead that was ordered on his watch. These souls deserves justice and they should answered for. As a citizens cannot kill, steal or do anything criminal without meeting the law. The same law should be applied to the King and his acts as a monarch. However, at this very stage of time… he will linger on and use the office he has. He will not risk anything and he rather destroy his enemies. Than actually speak to them.
The King will not come with dialogue now. That will only be done to silence SADC and International Community. So, that they cannot forget these acts and move on to the next crisis elsewhere. Therefore, the Sibaya is just to buy time. He will not propose or do anything sincere.
No, that he should have done the last time around. However, he didn’t care and the dead from that time has still not gotten justice. There are new lives taken for the same cause. Because, the King isn’t willing to do the right thing. The King doesn’t have a heart or ability to comprehend this. At one point he could have become a hero. The man who issued or decreed democracy, but instead he wanted to be supreme and absolute monarch.
That will be his downfall. The revolution is brewing and not slowing down. The Kingdom is in crisis. Because, everyone is supposed to bow the knee for one man. However, the public isn’t agreeing with that. This is why he tries to buy time, but don’t believe it. It is insincere and not just. He is trying to fool the world yet again. Peace.
The King has ordered his troops and his Royal Police Service to quell all protests. There is reports of extra judicial killings and use of live-bullets. This is tragic, as there is reports that this will be worse than 30th June 2021. That says a lot about what extent the state is going for.
The King is willing to kill the citizens he reigns over. The King is willing to see people die. Just so he can be the absolute monarch. He has no heart or care for his citizens. The King is just seeing them die and injured. Schools are all closed and the Telecommunication company MTN Swaziland has suspended social media sites like Facebook. This is done to close all information from the internet and silence the protesters at the same time.
Unarmed protesters are shot at and the state is using all means to silence the ones who is on the streets. There is no trust or ability to listen to the citizens who wants proper representation and not only the people who the King is appointing. That isn’t what the citizens of Eswatini wants.
Just in Mbabane there is reports of 7 dead confirmed bodies, because the police used live-bullets on the protest today. So, the police did the shoot-to-kill orders today. That’s how much life is valued by the absolute monarch at the moment. He doesn’t value life or his citizens. They can just be sent to the cannon-fodder.
We know the police is showing it’s brutality, not only block road-blocks and such. The police have even been caught on tape throwing tear-gas cannisters into buses of civilians. Not only using live-bullets on unarmed civilians. The Royal Police Service should worried about the aftermath.
The moment the King cannot contain the revolution and the protests for democracy. The leaders of the Royal Police Service and King have to flea into exile. If not… they will be punished for the extra judicial killings and the crimes against humanity. The orders to kill will be proven and taken to the courts.
King Mswati III should know his time is soon out. He cannot kill everyone and silence the Kingdom for ever. That power he doesn’t have and neither does he have the support. This is why the growing dissent in the Kingdom is becoming worrying.
Eswatini is bleeding… the blood is in the streets and there is no peace. The King cannot redeem this. He is destroying everything and killing innocent civilians. Just to cling to power. This is tragic… and the King is behind it all.
One day he will get retribution for the deaths… and murders on his watch. The King cannot run away from this. He might try, but the blood is on his hands. The ghosts of the dead will haunt him in his sleep. Their souls will not rest before he has answered for their early deaths. Peace.