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Showing posts with label Simunye fun fair festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simunye fun fair festival. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 October 2011


Swaziland Solidarity Network

4 October, 2011


South African artists boycott Simunye fun fair as cultural boycott intensifies

The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) would like to assure all pro - democracy activists in Swaziland and Solidarity Movements everywhere that the cultural boycott against Swaziland continues.

Members of the public have been intentionally misled by the sycophantic tabloid, the Times of Swaziland newspaper, by reporting that all South African artists that have been booked to perform at the Simunye fun fair at the end of October will honour the invitation. This is not true. The newspaper has deliberately misinformed people before and they never even take the initiative to publish an apology when the artists honour the boycott.

We would therefore like to make it categorically clear that as the SSN we have talked to most of the artists that have been booked for the Simumye fun fair festival, and 99% of the artists we have talked to have endorsed the cultural boycott and will not be performing to the Simunye fun fair festival at the end of October, and have vowed not to go to Swaziland until the brutal tinkhundla system has been overthrown.

The Times of Swaziland which parades itself as an independent newspaper is hereby condemned for its support of the undemocratic Tinkhundla regime at the expense of the people of Swaziland. Should revelers be naive enough to believe this tabloid, they will be doing so at their own risk. No sane human being can look the other way at this blatant disregard for human rights.

Issued by The Swaziland Solidarity Network [SSN]

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Monday, 19 September 2011


Swaziland Solidarity Network

19 September 2011


SSN plea to all democracy-loving people of the world on Cultural Boycott against Swaziland

The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure the success of the Cultural Boycott against Swaziland. It is not only the SSN’s duty ensure its success but every organization’s or individual’s.

We therefore call upon all democracy-loving people of the world to, every day, be in touch with all persons involved in music, acting, sports, and all general arts with a view to advising them to boycott Swaziland until the prevailing king Mswati dictatorship is overthrown and replaced with a democratic Swaziland.


It has come to our attention that Swaziland will again host an annual musical festival known as “Simunye fun fair festival”, planned to be held on the 28th of October [2011]. It is common knowledge that international artists, actors and sportspersons are usually invited to perform in this annual event. We therefore call upon all the artists, actors, and sportspersons to put people before profits and boycott this event.

All organizations, radio and TV stations, and individuals who may know or be working with any artist, actor, or sportsperson, or are able to come across any artist or actor or Sportsperson, are hereby called upon to strongly advise such artist, actor, or sportsperson to totally boycott this event and all other events that will follow.

The SSN again calls upon all people and organizations around the world to fully implement the 2006 PUDEMO resolution on targeted sanctions against the undemocratic Swaziland regime in whatever way possible. Unity in action will ensure the dismantling of the undemocratic tinkhundla regime and free the People of Swaziland from king Mswati’s
dictatorship and cruelty.

Issued by the Swaziland Solidarity Network [SSN]