The murder of Thulani Ruddolf Maseko constitutes an attack on the fundamental values of free speech and democratic freedom. It is imperative that the perpetrators of this assassination be brought to justice. The same goes for other serious crimes committed recently in Eswatini, especially on activists who have merely asked that the rule of law be respected.
As a leading pan-african organisation, TrustAfrica is extremely concerned about the worsening climate of human rights violations in Eswatini and call upon national authorities to immediately put to a stop the crackdown against democracy activists. Furthermore, we call upon leaders in SADC and the African Union and the wider international community to hold the Eswatini authorities to account for the murder of Thulani Maseko and many other democracy activists for democracy in Eswatini.
TrustAfrica offers its condolences to the loved ones of the deceased as well as to the Pan-African activists' community and shares in their pain in these difficult times.