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Thursday, 07-02-15, 14:04Huge Swaziland State Security[Swazi Media] More than one in three of the government workforce in Swaziland is employed in the police or security services, figures recently released reveal. read more...
Thursday, 07-02-15, 13:30Victory - Swaziland's Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko Freed[MISA] Swazi editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko were acquitted by the Supreme Court of Swaziland yesterday, 30 June 2015, after serving 15 months in jail in an unprecedented case which has seen the tiny kingdom drawing attention from several regional and international players. read more...
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 14:21Court Ruling Changes Nothing[Swazi Media] The Swaziland magazine editor Bheki Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko had their jail sentences overturned by the Supreme Court after immense international pressure, but this will not change the judicial system in the kingdom. read more...
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 13:37Freed Swazi Lawyer Makhubu to Speak at Editors' Forum's AGM[SANEF] The Editor of the Nation Magazine in Swaziland, Bheki Makhubu, who was released from prison on Tuesday after spending more than a year in jail, is to be guest of honor at the 2015 Nat Nakasa Awards dinner organized by Sanef, Print and Digital Media SA and the Nieman Society of Southern Africa. read more...
Wednesday, 07-01-15, 9:12Supreme Court Frees Jailed Writers[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Supreme Court on Tuesday (30 June 2015) ordered the release of magazine editor Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer, who had been jailed for two years for writing and publishing magazine articles critical of the Swazi judiciary. read more...
Tuesday, 06-30-15, 14:02Supreme Court Frees Lawyer Maseko, Editor Makhubu[SALC] Mbabane -On Tuesday, 30 June 2015, the Supreme Court in Swaziland upheld an appeal brought by human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and magazine editor, Bheki Makhubu against their conviction on two charges of contempt of court and their two year prison sentences. The Court ordered their immediate release from prison. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 13:19Swazi Supreme Court Nepotism Fear[Swazi Media] A raft of appointments of judges to Swaziland's Supreme Court has raised questions about nepotism in the kingdom ruled by absolute monarch, King Mswati III. read more...
Monday, 06-29-15, 12:56Swaziland's Massive Military Spending[Swazi Media] A new report shows Swaziland spent US$259.8 million on its military in the past three years. read more...
Friday, 06-26-15, 12:33Warrant Out On Ex-Chief Justice[Swazi Media] The Swaziland High Court has re-issued a warrant for the arrest of sacked Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi. read more...
Friday, 06-26-15, 12:31Swazi House Speaker Suspended[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Speaker of the House of Assembly Themba Msibi was suspended from office for seven days after an allegation that he conspired to oust the Prime Minister from office. read more...

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