Latest issue of LICINISO Weekly: 27 June – 3 July 2022

In this issue: Communist Party of Swaziland intensifies sunset rallies. The CPS led community-based rallies in Mbabane at Msunduza and Mahwalala communities, and in Manzini at KaKhoza township. This is despite increasing police repression targeted at the CPS and the mass democratic movement. Swaziland celebrates 5th Annual LGBTIQ+ Pride. While the Swazi government continues to rely on colonial laws to suppress the LGBTIQ+ community, the … Continue reading Latest issue of LICINISO Weekly: 27 June – 3 July 2022

CPS on First Commemoration of the June/July 2021 Massacre

Communist Party of Swaziland 29 June 2022:- Today, 29 June 2022, the people of Swaziland commemorate the gruesome massacre spearheaded by the brutal tinkhundla regime on an unarmed population calling for democracy in their country. From as early as April 2021, leading to 29 June 2021, hundreds of thousands of Swazis bravely took it upon themselves to demand a better and democratic Swaziland. Today marks … Continue reading CPS on First Commemoration of the June/July 2021 Massacre

Police in Swaziland invade democracy activists’ houses and steal property belonging to CPS members

Communist Party of Swaziland Tuesday, 28 June 2022:- In the early hours of Tuesday morning (28 June 2022), a battalion of close to 200 police officers invaded Mbikwakhe area in Matsapha where a majority of CPS members who attend the University of Swaziland and Gwamile Voctim reside. The tinkhundla regime’s puppet police were deployed to ransack activists’ houses and the CPS members were not spared … Continue reading Police in Swaziland invade democracy activists’ houses and steal property belonging to CPS members

Liciniso Weekly: Why does the Communist Party stand against participation in tinkhundla elections?

New: Liciniso Weekly, with the leading article “Why does the Communist Party stand against participation in tinkhundla elections?” by Thokozane Kenneth Kunene, CPS General Secretary. Also featuring “On some of the practical realities of the 2023 tinkhundla elections” by Pius Vilakati, CPS International Secretary. Continue reading Liciniso Weekly: Why does the Communist Party stand against participation in tinkhundla elections?

Mswati’s security forces fire live bullets at CPS activists during Sunset Rally

Communist Party of Swaziland Sunday 26 June 2022:- The police in Swaziland shot live bullets at activists of the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) who were protesting during a Sunset Rally held on Saturday night, 25 June 2022. The rally was held at Mahwalala community, about 4 kilometres outside the capital city, Mbabane. It was the second rally of the weekend, following another one held … Continue reading Mswati’s security forces fire live bullets at CPS activists during Sunset Rally

CPS message of condolences to family of South African internationalist Comrade Amos Mbedzi

Communist Party of Swaziland Tuesday 7 June 2022:- The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) has learnt of the sad news that South African internationalist Comrade Amos Mbulaheni Mbedzi (57) passed away this morning. Comrade Amos died in Polokwane Provincial Hospital, South Africa, while serving an 85-year sentence after conviction by the Mswati autocracy’s courts in 2012, following arrest in September 2008. The CPS conveys its … Continue reading CPS message of condolences to family of South African internationalist Comrade Amos Mbedzi

CPS calls for immediate release of Sudanese Communist Party leadership and all political detainees

23 May 2022:- The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Sudanese Communist Party (SCP) leader, Comrade Amal Alzain, member of the SCP’s Polit Bureau. Comrade Amal was detained by Sudanese security forces on Sunday 22 May 2022 as she was returning from a press conference organised by the SCP’s Bureau for Information at the Party’s headquarters. The arrest … Continue reading CPS calls for immediate release of Sudanese Communist Party leadership and all political detainees

Mswati’s police crack down on anti-evictions kaMethula youth

Thursday 19 May 2022:- The youth from Methula constituency in the Shiselweni region of Swaziland have once again fallen victims to the ruthless repression of the royal police. The area’s youth was woken up in the crack of dawn by a police battalion armed to the teeth who invaded various homesteads in the area and subsequently kidnapped four youths. The police broke down doors, confiscated … Continue reading Mswati’s police crack down on anti-evictions kaMethula youth

Royal military’s attack on student union president: CPS calls for mobilisation of youth and students for total freedom

Communist Party of Swaziland 18 May 2022:- Swaziland’s soldiers on Tuesday 17 May 2022 viciously assaulted the president of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS), Comrade Colani Maseko. The military and the police also assaulted many other students who had been protesting for scholarships for all, allowances, better learning conditions, and democracy. The assault of the student union’s president first took place at Kwaluseni … Continue reading Royal military’s attack on student union president: CPS calls for mobilisation of youth and students for total freedom

CPS statement on International Nurses Day 2022

12 May 2022 The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) joins the working class in celebrating International Nurses Day, this year held under the theme Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health. Nurses remain the bedrock of the healthcare system of every country and have been at the forefront in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, in … Continue reading CPS statement on International Nurses Day 2022