Manzini, 25 May, 2021 / 3:13 pm (ACI Africa).
The alleged killing of a University student in Swaziland, officially the Kingdom of Eswatini, by the police has enraged the Eswatini Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (ECCJP), officials of the Catholic entity of Manzini Diocese have said.
Making reference to the death of Thabani Nkomonye in a Tuesday, May 25 statement, ECCJP officials say they are “broken-hearted, sickened and outraged to hear of yet another life brutally ended allegedly by unprincipled public officials who are supposed to be the first in defence and protection of human life.”
“These unjust acts have unfortunately plagued our nation for some years now, and the recent brutal death of one Thabani Nkomonye calls for even greater effort and action,” ECCJP officials in the one-Diocese nation appeal.
The brother of the late Thabani filed a missing person’s report with the police on May 11 after failing to reach him since May 8, says the Nkomonye family in a statement issued May 20.
Two days after filing the report, the mother of the 25-year-old student of Law at the University of Swaziland followed up with the police. She was informed that her son’s vehicle was involved in an accident on May 8 and was towed from the location that day and that Thabani’s body was not found at the scene of the accident, members of the Nkomonye family have recounted.