This morning Emaswati flocked in numbers to Ezulwini to deliver a petition to the United States Embassy. This follows a confirmation, earlier this week, from Siphofaneni Member of Parliament, Mduduzi ‘Gawzela‘ Simelane, that the much-anticipated march to the United States Embassy had been give a green light.
Last Sunday, the US Embassy in Eswatini, also acknowledged and expressed that they would welcome the petition if delivered within stipulated rules.
We welcome the delivery of a petition during Embassy business hours, when organizers have secured necessary permits & permissions. We urge that those who participate do so peacefully and according to the rules, even while exercising their right to assemble & express their views. pic.twitter.com/PJKMHTmENo— U.S. Embassy Eswatini (@USEmbEswatini) September 24, 2021
The march has received local support as well as international support from the like of Godrich Gardee, EFF’s First Secretary General.
Other Emaswati also shared their sentiments
Situation right now at the US Embassy in Eswatini. Citizens are here to deliver a petition, calling for political reforms that will allow for multiparty democracy. #EswatiniProtests pic.twitter.com/wCQx7YrUaE— Mweli Masilela (@mwelimasilela) October 1, 2021