The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be participating in a march organised by the United Eswatini Diaspora which will be matching to the United Nations Human Rights Commission at Princess park to corner Francis Baard and Pretorius street in Pretoria on the 13th of August 2021 at 10:00am.
They will be handing over memorandum demanding that the Human Rights Commission to execute its mandate and act against the human rights violations occurring in Eswatini.
NUMSA National Spokesperson Phakamile Majola says there is no democracy in Eswatini because it is an absolute monarchy, Political parties are officially banned from operating and contesting elections. In recent months they have seen an escalation of state sponsored violence and acts of brutality by the state against citizens.
He further says many of the protestors have been arrested and denied bail are still in detention including two pro-democracy protestors and members of parliament Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube.