As reported in the Times of Swaziland, armed soldiers roamed through Mbabane today, with the clear intent of repressing any attempts to demonstrate against the regime.
In a statement issued by Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini in the afternoon, “national security agents have been instructed to protect life and property against any protest action planned anywhere as it has been declared illegal by Cabinet.”
“The public should be aware that no person, persons or organisation has made an application to march or picket in terms of the law,” the PM said.
A “no tolerance” warning was issued against the protests, imposing a ban on walking in groups of three people or more.
I still have yet to see any reports of the Swazi crisis in any American media outlet.