The following is a public statement from the April 12 Swazi Uprising Committee ahead of next Tuesday’s activities.
It confirms that the leadership of the campaign is in the hands of all civic organisations in Swaziland.
A Salute to All Civic Organizations
The organising committee of the APRIL 12 SWAZI UPRISING would like to salute all the civic organizations who responded positively to our calls for a national uprising. We wish to make it clear that the leadership of this campaign is their responsibility. Ours is uniting them and mobilising the unemployed and unaffiliated people of Swaziland.
We also wish to make it clear that after the fall of the Tinkhundla regime, these civic organizations will be guaranteed a stake in shaping the future of the country.
To the oppressor, King Mswati III, we only wish a peaceful retirement. He has more than enough children and grandchildren to keep him busy without having to pretend to have a clue on how a modern nation is run.
The time for autocratic and oppressive governments in our motherland, and the world over, is well and truly over. Our primary aims as a nation are: the eradication of poverty, ignorance and lack of health. We further wish to urge all Swazis to join our uprising as it will be beneficial to all.
Statement issued by the Communication team of the Organizing Committee of the April 12 Swazi Uprising Movement on 5 April 2011.