Alert / Media Alert

Cops save journalists in Swaziland

MISA-Swaziland | Alert
February 10 2014

A mob “virtually abducted” journalists who were trying to take photos of a bus that was involved in a shooting last Friday 7 February.

The Times of Swaziland Sunday, a weekly newspaper, says that without the help of local police the journalists would have faced an even more dangerous situation.

“The Royal Swaziland Police (RSP) prevented what might have been a gross violation of the rights of the media yesterday,” says the Times Sunday.

“The police intervened when a group of people virtually abducted journalists who wanted to take a picture of the affected bus at Lukhula, near Sitiki.”

To get the attention of the police the journalists called their editor who then called police superintendent Wendy Hleta.

Hleta is said to have called the Sitiki police who then went to the rescue of the journalists.

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Times of Swaziland Sunday, February 9 2014

For comments or queries, please contact:
Vuyisile Hlatshwayo
MISA-Swaziland National Director
Email: misa.nd@realnet.co.sz

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