The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) Africa Region has learnt
with shock and loathing the nonsensical killing of one of the freedom
fighters of the people of Eswatini Comrade Thulani Rudolf Maseko.
The WFTU expresses its deepest sympathy to the PUDEMO and the entire
progressive organisations in and outside Eswatini for the relentless war
they waged against the tyranny of Mswati regime. Without any
equivocation, we are making a clarion call to all the progressive
organisations not to despair and side-tracked by vindictive attacks
apportioned to freedom fighters.
The WFTU will always fight side-by-side with PUDEMO in their quest
attain democracy in Eswatini where, people will have equal rights. We are
further calling for SADC to act decisively before it is too late to preserve
the plight of the people of Eswatini not unless we are not privy to the
inefficiency of the institute.
The WFTU is further puzzled by unnecessary delay in so far as compelling
Eswatini to accede to the demands of the people of Esawtini to open
negotiation process through the dialogue. Perhaps, we could attribute the
killing of Cde Maseko to that of Chris Hani where the intention was to
plunge the country into political violence before its transition to
The WFTU as class oriented global federation will forever provide support
to its affiliates and progressive revolutionary structures when they are
maliciously attacked for unambiguously fighting for their constitutional
rights. We will certainly exert anything within their powers even if it
means we have part ways with exorbitant scarce resources beyond our
means, so be it as long as we can defend the plight of our Allies to ensure
their dignity is restored.
We are calling for special and exclusive investigation for the killing of the
human rights lawyer Cde Maseko and further urge the law enforcement to
expeditiously bring to book the perpetrators of this heinous cruelty.
We remain resolute and eager to forge ahead with dialogue that will bring
peace and stability in the kingdom of Eswatinin and ultimately halt the
perpetual killing of innocent citizens. To this end, we call on South Africa
as a neighbouring country to act on behalf of SADC to bring calm to avert
unintended consequences including but not limited to political war.
BY WFTU AFRICA ENGLISH SPEAKING
For more detailed information, please contact:
Maja Mphahle Regional Coordinator, 082 677 4241