A number of people have taken to social media after reports that King Mswati III of Eswatini has fled the kingdom after pro-democracy protests turned into chaos.
Unconfirmed reports say protesters went on the rampage and set fire to several shops in Matsapha.
Several people have allegedly been injured.
#EswatiniProtests : King is alleged to have fled amid violent protests. What seems like an uprising is developing against what is seen as ‘autocratic monarchy’ but details still sketchy. pic.twitter.com/JsADvLrUeH
— Rapelang Radebe (@ntateRaps) June 28, 2021
BREAKING NEWS: King of Eswatini has fled amid public violence in the country pic.twitter.com/1jv8vVCw9d
— SABC News (@SABCNews) June 28, 2021
This is a developing story. SABC News will update as more details become available.