BREAKING NEWS: PUDEMO excited with the birth of SWALIMO and wishes Gawuzela success

PUDEMO President Mlungisi Makhanya has congratulated Siphofaneni Member of Parliament Mduduzi Gawuzela Simelane for the launch of his Swaziland Liberation Movement (SWALEMO) political party. In a letter dated 19 November, 2021 Makhanya said his leadership welcomed the formation of this new political outfit as it allowed Swazis who still had no political home to find one.

"PUDEMO is excited to learn that the people of Swaziland have been provided with an extra political home, to which they can belong. Throughout our 38yrs of existence, we have spared no effort nor energy in fighting for the inalienable right of EmaSwati to politically affiliate. As PUDEMO, we look forward to working with SWALIMO in liberating the oppressed people of Swaziland from the Tinkhundla nightmare,” reads Makhanya’s message in part.

Makhanya promised that SWALIMO can count on PUDEMO as a dependable ally for advice, support and partnership. Simelane has launched his movement with much fanfare and is already attracting membership and support from across the country. The media has already reported that SWALIMO leadership is made up of academics, business people and former leaders from other political parties.

Simelane’s new movement has been in the long coming and today they announced an interim leadership drawing from Members of Parliament and civil society. SWALIMO's birth comes at a time when King Mswati III has unleashed unprecedented violence on the citizens, killing and maiming them. Makhanya said the new energy that SWALIMO brings into the political arena will surely propel the people struggle to victory.

We wish SWALIMO well as it positions itself in the theatre of struggle. For us as PUDEMO, the battlefield is our dancefloor. The royal family's happiness cannot continue to be purchased by the EmaSwati's misery,” Makhanya said.