In the Midst of COVID-19, eSwatini Arrests Pro-Democracy Figure

Ncamiso Ngcamphalala, President of the Economic Freedom Fighters-Swaziland (EFF), has been charged with sedition for criticizing King Mswati III on the Swati Newsweek website. In the report, Ngcamphalala was quoted saying: "We want the government to change people's lives, the Swazi Monarchy must know its place. We respect the King, but respect is earned and when pushed into a corner; we will be forced to retaliate. We unapologetically stand for multi-party democracy." eSwatini is ruled by an absolute monarch King Mswati III, who picks the Prime Minister, members of the Government, as well as top judges and civil servants.

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