Tinkhundla founded on apartheid - Father Pius
MANZINI – Father Pius Magagula has alleged that the Tinkhundla system of governance was founded on the principles of South Africa’s apartheid regime.
Father Magagula was speaking at the SNAT Centre during a prayer service for the Manzini branch of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT).
He alleged the Afrikaners who authored the apartheid system had later shared notes with Swazis.
"There is no difference between Tinkhundla and apartheid," he alleged.
Father Magagula said Jesus was the answer to the current problems faced by teachers in that Christ said in His word, He had come to set the captives and oppressed free.
"They may beat you up and harass you, but you must know that you are suffering for your rights. God does not bury His head in the sand when His child is made to suffer. He will answer on your behalf. No one can run away from change, even if guns are used to shoot at innocent people," he said.
Another speaker, Father Bhekindlela Magongo, alleged that, in Swaziland, the poor are sacrificed for those who are rich.
"The living God shall bring down the altar of ancestors in this country."
He then encouraged teachers to soldier on, saying "This is not the time to surrender."
President of SNAT Sibongile Mazibuko said God has given teachers everything they need for life and godliness.
"The devil was trying to win the battles, but we are winning the war. There is no turning back now because we have brought down all the bridges behind us," she said.
Nkosinathi Dlamini, a teacher, said teachers needed to liberate the country through prayer. The service was attended by over 800 teachers.
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