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News 24, South Africa

19 September 2008

Protest outside Swazi embassy

Pretoria - A small group of protesters picketed outside the Swazi Embassy, in Pretoria, on Friday, in opposition to the country's "sham" elections, said the Swaziland Solidarity Network.

Spokesperson Lucky Luckhele said the protesters included representatives of the ANC Youth League, the Young Communists' League, SACP, Congress of South African Trade Unions, South African Students' Congress and Congress of South African Students.

"We demand a democratic election for the people of Swaziland," said Luckhele.

He said the protesters were demanding the unbanning of all political parties, the unconditional release of political prisoners and the return of exiles.

They also wanted the removal of laws inhibiting political activity in the country.


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