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MBABANE – Living to its intentions, the Political Party Assembly (PPA) secretariat was delivering pamphlets in town.

Wandile Dludlu, who is part of the PPA leadership, said the initiative to deliver the pamphlets in town was to invite the public to their petition delivery exercise today.

He said the reception was quite responsive as many people read and listened to them. Dludlu said their message was clear as they expressed their dissatisfaction with the recent purchase of a fleet of escort vehicles by government.


“We informed the people that at 9am they should join us at the Coronation Park as we petition the South African High Commission (SAHC) against the republic being an accomplice and a beneficiary of the current leadership.”  The political activist said the PPA was not keen on the numbers of people who would attend the petition delivery such that even if only three people showed up, they would be happy.

“The idea is to get people to see our ideology and share it with others so that they see that what is happening in the country is wrong.” According to a statement released by the PPA, its leadership shall march today in the capital city of the country, Mbabane, to petition the SAHC. The PPA is an assembly of various organisations inclusive of; political parties, progressive civil society organisations and labour unions under the banner of the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA).

The entity reported that it met on Sunday at the SNAT Centre, in Manzini  to discuss and resolve on the prevailing political situation in the country.  Following the march by the leadership, the coalition shall on Saturday, November 16, 2019, host a public meeting at the SNAT Centre. During this meeting, the secretariat said workers’ unions, civil society organisations, political parties and the general public would converge to launch a road map towards the total national shutdown.


The PPA’s secretariat, in the statement, was critical of the Tinkhundla System of Governance. In fact, they said brazen looting and plunder of national resources by government had reached levels unmatched in history.  This, they said, had plunged the people into unbearable conditions as witnessed through the escalating cost-of-living, crisis in education and health, high unemployment rate, as well as poor general service delivery.

“The government has failed beyond any shadow of doubt to deliver. We, therefore, agreed to collectively embark on a programme aimed at the restoration of political power to the people, which was unilaterally usurped 46 years ago through a royal decree,” the statement reads.

Furthermore, the PPA said it was now the time that true patriots emerged to defend their country from the flamboyant expenditure by government.  “We call upon all emaSwati to brace themselves for a national shutdown that will seek nothing but power to the populace.”

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