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Tuesday, 31 August 2010


This is the latest information distributed by the Swaziland Democracy Campaign regarding the forthcoming Global Day of Action.

The SDCSouth Africa convened Civil society meeting held in
Johannesburg this past week took the opportunity to welcome the
growing momentum towards the 7th September Global Day of Action in
Swaziland. After receiving the state of readiness report, it then
identified specific action areas to be tightened in the final days of
the build-up.

These identified specific action areas are;

• The 5th September, 2010 (this coming Sunday) is an international day
of prayer in all churches and religious organisations for democracy in
Swaziland. It is dedicated to the suffering people of Swaziland and
their desire to be free.

• The SDC shall be organising trips to other countries in the SADC
region to organise and mobilise support for the Swazi cause, which
shall be arranged in conjunction with Swazi civil society
organisations to intensify the international campaign for democracy in
Swaziland. In the trips, we shall meet governments, civil society and
other structures in each country;

• Press Conferences, both in South Africa and inside Swaziland shall
be held this Wednesday to inform the world and people about the state
of readiness;

• SDC must write to all civil society organisations calling for their
continuing commitment and effective participation by indicating their
final delegations for the global day of action;

• Wednesday shall be the day for final blitzing on the streets;

• We have secured the support and services of the Southern African
Human Rights Defenders Trust to work on the case of Thobile Gwebu who is facing difficulties in the UK.

Finally, we took the opportunity to salute the hard work and
dedication of all organisations and people involved in preparing for
the Global Day of Action inside Swaziland. We take note of their
efforts to make every home, church, workplace, school, social and
cultural centre, and every community a site of struggle. The next and
final meeting of Civil society shall be held at the same venue, COSATU
House, this coming Friday (3rd September, 2010), starting at 9am.

The history of Swaziland shall be written before and after the 7th
September 2010.

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