The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF) has assembled to hold an eagerly awaited congress. The congress was held, amongst other things, to ensure that a new leadership was in place to initiate a capacity-building project with Danish organisation Africa Contact.
The Stiffkitten blog reports that the delay in holding the congress was due mainly to internal disagreements and the recent formation of a united labour movement, and members of the executive now expressed hope that the newly founded labour movement would be the 'main vehicle of the SUDF'.
Other members of the democratic movement welcomed the merger as a step forward in the struggle for democracy in Swaziland. A representative of the Swazi Foundation for Socio-Economic Justice called it ‘a giant leap forward in as far as unifying the trade union fraternity in the country is concerned’, and further stated that ‘no earthly force can stand in the way of unity’.
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