Eswatini Daily News
By: EDN Reporter
Government yesterday issued a statement encouraging the nation to conduct business as usual because security will be in place to ensure that citizens are protected as they go about their daily duties. This statement came after threats of violence on social media.
SNAT president, Mbongwa Dlamini in an interview making rounds on social media expressed with great concern for SNAT group members urging them to stay home for their safety, in the late hours of yesterday. “Members should be safe and the only safety measure we have right now is that members stay at home,” he said meaning schools will not be operating today.
Most schools continued with classes as usual and others opted to send pupils back home. Jabez Private School issued a statement that due to the uncertainty of how things may unfold today, they requested learners to stay home until further notice. Mjingo High, Bosco Primary and High, Salesian High students were turned back since principals couldn’t not pronounce clear communication in time for them to remain home today.
Despite the threats, Government stood firm in its promise to protect the entire nation and their property from harm. The statements by Government and Royal Eswatini Police helped to remove fear and assured the nation that nothing was going to harm them. As a result most people continued with their business as usual.
The threats did stir feelings of anxiety and confusion amongst others, on what was going to happen today. However, National Road Transport Council Chairperson (NRTC), Magesi Dlamini sincerely apologized for the confusion the nation was faced with in the early morning hours of the morning in the transport sector. People were undecided whether to travel or not? They were not sure if transport would be available. He furthered assured the public that the council has been watching the situation closely, and they are certain that transport is available and will continue to be available.
However should the situation get out of hand he pleaded with EmaSwati to work with the council and be responsive to measures they will issue out to ensure that everyone gets home safely.
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