SSN’s South African Chapter says the picket will also show support to Amos Mbedzi whose trial begins on 31 May at the Swaziland High Court.
SSN says, ‘Amos Mbedzi is a South African political activist who was a member of both the ANC and its armed wing, Umkhonto Wesizwe [MK]. He is also a cultural activist who writes plays. He was incarcerated in 2008 by the Swazi royalist regime for allegedly taking part in a attempt to blow up a bridge in Lozitha, an incident which claimed the lives of his alleged accomplices, Jack Govender and Musa “MJ” Dlamini.
‘The Swaziland Solidarity Network insists that he is a political prisoner who should be released unconditionally.’
Details of the picket are below.
Date: 31 May – 9 June 2010
Time: 13h00 – 14h00
Venue: Swazi consulate, Forum V, 33 Hoofd Street, Braamfontein Johannesburg, South Africa. (Behind the Johannesburg Civic Theatre).