Tensions soar in Eswatini as pro-democracy protests continue

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Tension continues to escalate in Eswatini, as activists who are demanding to elect the Prime Minister directly, continue to protest.

The protests have entered the fifth day with young people protesting in the streets. There were earlier reports that King Mswati the third had fled the country.

The current Acting Prime Minster Themba Masuku indicated that the King is still in Eswatini and has also pointed out that he had a meeting on Tuesday morning with cabinet members.

There is also reports that the Acting Prime Minister will host a media briefing to clarify this issue.

There are unconfirmed reports that protesters went on the rampage and set fire to several shops in Matsapha.

Several people have also been injured during the protests.

Developments in Eswatini: Update from member of parliament Mthandeni Dube