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Thursday, 27 October 2011

SWAZI GOVT TRIES TO STOP MASS PROTESTS

The Swaziland Government yesterday (26 October 2011) ran to court to try to get next week’s mass strike declared illegal.

It claims will suffer from ‘irreparable harm’ if the protest takes place.

In an affidavit signed by Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, Nomathemba Hlope, government argued that SNAT, SFL and SFTU have a huge membership whose participation in the protest action will bring the economy to a ‘virtual standstill thereby causing irreparable economic losses and in particular much needed revenue.’

The three unions have yet to file responding papers to the court.

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