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Eswatini Nurses Shot During Protests, 30 Injured

Eswatini Nurses Shot During Protests, 30 Injured

Eswatini security forces used live ammunition to break up a pro-democracy protest by nurses, shooting at least 30 of them, their union said on Thursday.

The protest took place on Wednesday, when the kingdom shut down internet access, making it difficult to gather information from across the country. Internet access remained cut off Thursday.

In a statement, the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union said the health workers were shot at as they were fleeing. It said:

Nurses and other workers converged at the Coronation Park were met with an unprecedented show of force by the police and the army.

They were brutally dispersed and scattered all over the capital. As they were running, they were shot with live ammunition.

Four people were taken to surgery for gunshot wounds, and a total of 30 of the health workers were treated for their injuries, it added.

The 30 injured were among more than 80 hurt on Wednesday in pro-democracy protests that have flared across the country once known as Swaziland.

The union said security forces kept shooting at nurses into the evening, even as they were travelling for night shifts as hospitals.

It called on its members not to treat any injured soldiers or police, calling the security forces “imbeciles”. The union said:

Clearly, these blood-thirsty imbeciles, brood of vipers are hellbent to kill nurses and the nation in defence of an ailing government.

The latest protests have run for more than two weeks, spearheaded by students, civil servants, and transport workers.

King Mswati III is Africa’s last absolute monarch, who enjoys flaunting his wealth and showering his 15 wives with lavish gifts.

More: EWN


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8 Comments

Coming soon. 7 months ago

Africa the dark continent .kkkkk dzinobayana dzoga tinovasarudza kuti vatiuraye handiti takati murungu akaipa saka tochemei hatisati yatanga coom 2023 tichasvika kumeso .Black devil African leadership Sadc chii chinonzi Sadc ndekuti vakachenje4a vadye ma allowance vachinci varikumusangano . Mozambique yakabatsirwa Nani Rwanda asi Ivo be Satan ooo sorry Sadc iripo.I salute Rwanda Viva Rwanda.


Coming soon. 7 months ago

Africa the dark continent .kkkkk dzinobayana dzoga tinovasarudza kuti vatiuraye handiti takati murungu akaipa saka tochemei hatisati yatanga coom 2023 tichasvika kumeso .Black devil African leadership Sadc chii chinonzi Sadc ndekuti vakachenje4a vadye ma allowance vachinci varikumusangano . Mozambique yakabatsirwa Nani Rwanda asi Ivo be Satan ooo sorry Sadc iripo.I salute Rwanda Viva Rwanda.


Madala Banda 7 months ago

Ndo zviri Afrika vakomana musanetseke zvozvigadzirisa zvoga


Ngapinde 7 months ago

Mukutaura zve swaziland muno muzimbabwe tine edu madofo anopfura vanhu vanotiza wani..madofo anotambira ma rtgs asi anopikira kuuraya baba na mai... Africa is shit.. Blacks we cant gorven ourself and will never be developed with these powere hungry people.. We have a long way to go..we are a joke to other continets..blacks. Damn.


Khulekani Ngululu 7 months ago

To be honest this SADC is there by name,how can u let Mswati shine with blood


King KODZO 7 months ago

Maybe a solution will be there after MSWATI AND FAMILY will be arrested or killed because this is really leading him follow others

Tk 7 months ago

I dono sup with the security guys , but why us why ???


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King KODZO 7 months ago

WHAT HELL IS HAPPENING IN ESWATINI?. WHY IS THE WORLD, AU, UN AND SADC KEEPING QUITE ON THIS?. THIS IS COSTING AFRICA BEFORE IT GOES TO THE WORLD ITSELF BECAUSE THAT IS AREA WHERE MFECANE STARTED FROM, NOW THE SPIRITS OF MFECANE ARE NOW ACTIVE.

LOOKING AT WHAT IS NOW HAPPENING IN THE SOUTHERN AFRICA NOWADAYS, WE SEEM TO HAVE FORGETEN THAT A GUN DOES NOT VOMIT MILK AND HONEY WHEN IT BARKS. SWAZILAND IS A TOWN OF SOUTH AFRICA. IF MSWATI IS TIRED OF ENJOYING THE LAND OF AMASWAZI PLEASE MAY SOUTH TAKE AN ACTION PLEASE.

THE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING KILLED LIKE CHICKENS ALSO LIKES TO LIVE. IF SOUTH AFRICA DOESN'T INTERVENE IN THIS,THE SPIRITS OF MFECANE WILL RISE BECAUSE THE VOICE LESS WILL FLOCK TO THE NEIGHBOR FOR REFUGEE AND NOW THAT WILL BE THE START.

MSWATI MUST THINK TWICE BE THE PREGNANT PROTRUDES.
AS KING NOT A PRESENT, HE MUST KNOW THAT HIS COUNTRY IS A TOWN COMPARED TO OTHER COUNTRIES, SO HE MUST THE FAVORS OF SOUTH AFRICA, AU AND SADC BEFORE HIS KINGDOM EXPIRES.

THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING KILLED ARE ALSO FROM THE MOTHERS' WOMBS, SO SLAUGHTERING OTHER PEOPLE MSWATI. STOP IT.

WHAT'S BAD ON DEMOCRACY?. YOU WILL BE A PRESIDENT OF YOUR PEOPLE'S CHOICE ALSO.

WHY ARE KILLING YOUR PEOPLE MSWATI. SO YOU SWAZILAND TO BE FOR YOUR WIVES, CHILDREN, IN-LAWS, NEPHEWS AND COUSINS.

IAM VERY SORRY FOR YOU MSWATI. DID YOU KNOW THAT ITS ONLY 30 MINUTES FOR SADC TO SOLVE THAT?

BECAREFUL MSWATI THE VOICES OF THE VOICE LESS ARE BEING HEARD
BECAREFUL. WE ARE ALL AFRICANS WE HAVE BLOOD IN OUR VEINS. STOP THE KILLINGS NOW
BY KING KODZO



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