Shoot to kill if you see poachers – police chief tells rangers
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Shoot to kill if you see poachers – police chief tells rangers

MISA-Swaziland | AlertJanuary 31 2014 Swaziland’s police chief says game rangers are allowed to shoot anyone suspected of poaching wildlife. Today’s Times of Swaziland reports the comments by police chief Isaac Magagula speaking to a group of traditional leaders in the land-locked southern African nation.  “Animals are now protected by law and hunting is no … Continue reading

‘No evidence at all that the applicant is a flight risk’ – Bhantshana gets bail
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‘No evidence at all that the applicant is a flight risk’ – Bhantshana gets bail

MISA-Swaziland | Alert January 24 2014 “This court has a Constitutional duty to dispense justice without fear or favour … Justice must not only be done, it must also be seen to be done.” These are the words of High Court Judge Bheki Maphalala as he granted bail to Swaziland’s chief government vehicle inspector Bhantshana … Continue reading

Bhantshana case postponed till Wednesday 29 January
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Bhantshana case postponed till Wednesday 29 January

MISA-Swaziland | Alert January 27 2014 The court hearing has been postponed in the case involving chief government vehicle inspector Bhantshana Gwebu. Proceedings were meant to begin in Swaziland’s High Court this morning, however a court official said the case has been postponed and will now begin on Wednesday 29 January. The High Court official … Continue reading

Swazi TV reporters suspended
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Swazi TV reporters suspended

MISA-Swaziland | Alert January 24 2014 Swazi TV, the nation’s only operating television station, has suspended three employees for allegedly turning up late for an assignment, according to the Times of Swaziland. The local media reports that the suspended staff members are editor-in-chief Oscar Mabusela and news reporters Zodwa Dlamini and Mbongwa Dube. “The suspension … Continue reading

Times of Swaziland apologises to Chief Justice, retracts comments
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Times of Swaziland apologises to Chief Justice, retracts comments

MISA-Swaziland | Alert January 24 2014 The Times of Swaziland, a private daily newspaper in the landlocked southern African nation, has “unreservedly” apologised to Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi for publishing so-called “contemptuous” comments from its readers. The apology comes amidst a developing saga involving government chief vehicle inspector Bhantshana Gwebu and High Court Judge (and … Continue reading

‘Life of a Swazi student’ – MISA interns from Limkokwing university launch documentary
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‘Life of a Swazi student’ – MISA interns from Limkokwing university launch documentary

MISA-Swaziland Alert Tuesday 21 January, 2014 Limkokwing University students Bhekilanga Wakhile Kunene and Phesheya Ian Kunene, who have been working as interns at Swaziland’s Media Institute of Southern Africa, launched their documentary — “The life of a Swazi student” — at the premiere screening at Limkokwing on Thursday 5 December, 2013. The packed room of … Continue reading