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Saturday, 04-25-15, 11:52Democrats Defy Police Over May Day[Swazi Media] Trade unionists and democracy campaigners in Swaziland are on a collision course with the police and state security after they refused to seek formal permission to hold a May Day rally. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 17:26Armed Chief Justice Holed Up in Home[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi, who is evading arrest by police, has two firearms and is holding his family hostage at his home, the kingdom's police chief said Friday. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 15:01Judges, Registrar Bailed - Minister Not[Swazi Media] After spending three days in police cells, two High Court judges and the Registrar of the High Court were granted E50,000 (US$5,000) bail each on Thursday (23 April 2015), in the latest move in Swaziland's ongoing judicial crisis. read more...
Friday, 04-24-15, 9:49Swazi Judicial Crisis - Full Charges[Swazi Media] The judicial crisis in Swaziland continued on Wednesday (22 April 2015) as formal charges against the Chief Justice, two High Court Judges, the High Court Registrar and the just-sacked Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs were revealed. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 17:54'Swazi CJ - Impeachment Charges Made'[Swazi Media] In addition to the arrest warrant for the Swaziland Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi, impeachment charges have been drawn up against him, according to a South African newspaper. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 13:45Justice Minister, Judges Face Charges in Court[Swazi Media] Two Swaziland High Court judges, the fired Minister of Justice and the High Court Registrar appeared in Mbabane Magistrates Court on Tuesday (21 April 2015) on various charges relating to the on-going judicial crisis in the kingdom. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 8:36Swazi Minister of Justice Arrested[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Sibusiso Shongwe was arrested on Monday (20 April 2015), days after arrest warrants were issued against the kingdom's Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi and High Court Judge Mpendulo Simelane. read more...
Wednesday, 04-22-15, 8:31Police Arrest Swazi Judges[Swazi Media] Swaziland High Court Judge Mpendulo Simelane and Judge Jacobus Annandale were both arrested Monday (20 April 2015) by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and officers from the Police Fraud and Commercial Crime Unit. read more...
Tuesday, 04-21-15, 12:45Chief Justice Not Yet Arrested - Clarification[Swazi Media] CLARIFICATION (21 April 2015) Information received from Swaziland indicated that the CJ was still holed up in his house but that Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Sibusiso Shongwe had been arrested along with two judges; Mpendulo Simelane, Jacobus Annandale and High Court Registrar Fikile Nhlabatsi. read more...
Tuesday, 04-21-15, 10:07Chief Justice Has History of Abuse of Power[Swazi Media] An arrest warrant has been issued for Swaziland's Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi on 23 charges, including abuse of power. read more...

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