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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

MORE SWAZI UNION LEADERS ARRESTED

SWAZILAND FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS (SFTU)

Esser Street P. O. Box 1158

Mandlenkosi Building MANZINI

2nd Floor Office #4 Tel/fax: 5059514/5

Email: sftu1@swazi.net

13th April, 2011

From: SFTU Secretariat

To: All Affiliates

International Friends

Dear All

SUBJECT: CONTINUATION OF ARREST OF LEGAL PROTERS BY SWAZI POLICE

Reference is made to the above matter.

The Swaziland Federation of Trade Unions (SFTU) offices were raided yesterday at around 12:30 pm by close to 20 police officers and the staff officers of the federation were assaulted.

We report today that; the Deputy Secretary General of the Swaziland Processing and Allied workers union, Comrade Wonder Mkhonta, Comrade Ntombie Langwenya, of Swaziland National Association of Teachers, women’s wing committee and Comrade Moses Buthelezi have been arrested and they are detained in Hlathikhulu Police station.

Quinton Dlamini, the President of the National Public Sector Allied workers union is detained at the Matsapha Police station having been arrested also in Manzini at around 08:30 today. Also arrested today is the Deputy President of SFTU Comrade Simon Mvubu.

As of now the SFTU offices are surrounded by Police officers and it is now impossible for the Leadership to come out.

The harassments are continuing.

A detailed report will be made in due course.

Mduduzi C. Gina

Secretary General

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