Swazi Opposition Urges Observers to Snub Poll

The country's opposition has called the international community not to recognise the forthcoming elections.This follows the government's earlier ban on political parties and activism.

File photo: Swaziland Protests

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    Swazi Media Commentary, 4 February 2013

    Swaziland's best known student leader Maxwell Dlamini has called for a boycott of the kingdom's national election due this year, unless political parties are unbanned. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Deputy PM Announces Date of Election

    Swazi Media Commentary, 30 January 2013

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  • Swaziland:  Elections Predicted To Be 'A Fraud' (opinion)

    Fahamu, 24 January 2013

    As Swaziland prepares for elections this year, international expectation is that the process will be a mockery of democracy in the kingdom where King Mswati has the sole say read more »

  • Swaziland:  Vote Boycotters 'Face Treason Charge'

    Swazi Media Commentary, 16 January 2013

    Opponents of Swaziland's non-democratic national poll this year could face a charge of treason and the death penalty, a senior election official said. read more »

  • Swaziland:  Activists Mobilize Against King's Elections

    Swazi Media Commentary, 4 January 2013

    In a New Year's statement issued by Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) Coordinator, Wandile Dludlu, the SUDF says it will mobilise the population against Swaziland's ... read more »