eSwatini teachers lead protest against police brutality after law student’s death

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Teachers in eSwatini have taken to the streets in a protest against police brutality.

The Swaziland National Association of Teachers led the march to the Manzini regional police head offices to deliver a petition.

The protest comes after a law student, Thabani Nkomonye’s body was found dumped in bushes in an area called Nhlambeni.

The incident sparked a public outcry after allegations emerged that the 25-year-old was killed by the police.

President of the Swaziland National Association of Teachers, Mbongwa Dlamini, says they need answers.

“We demand answers, because we don’t understand the way in which Thabani Nkomonye died. We strongly suspect that police have been involved in the killing of Thabani. So we had a march yesterday (Tuesday), together with the University of Swaziland students. We are demanding that the national commissioner of police must give explanation or resign if they fail to give us clear explanation as to what caused Thabani to die or what did Thabani do to deserve the killing by the police,” he adds.

Senior Magistrate Nonhlanhla Dlamini has been appointed to lead a probe into the matter.