Manzini, 09 November, 2022 / 9:23 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in the Kingdom of Eswatini have petitioned parliament to establish “an independent commission” to look into arson attacks and ensuing murders occasioned by political differences.
In their petitions submitted to members of parliament in Eswatini Monday, November 7, officials of the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, and organizations affiliated to the Swaziland Coalition of Concerned Church Leaders also urge the lawmakers to push for the actualization of the national dialogue, which aims at realizing political stability in the Southern African nation.
"We submit our petitions in two areas: Accountability on the national dialogue; establishment of an independent Commission of inquiry into all politically related /motivated killings or deaths and the accompanying arson attacks on citizen," they say.
Officials of the Christian organizations say the petitions presented to Parliament are “indispensable conditions for the normalization of the social, economic and political situation.”
The Christian leaders express concern that in the past year, killings have become common in the country.