ESWATINI MINISTER SAYS 27 PEOPLE KILLED DURING PROTESTS

Twenty-seven people died last week during pro-democracy protests in the southern African kingdom of Eswatini, a minister told AFP on Wednesday.

Firefighters extinguish a fire at a supermarket in Manzini, eSwatini, on 30 June 2021. Demonstrations escalated radically in eSwatini in the week as protesters took to the streets demanding immediate political reforms. Picture: AFP

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JOHANNESBURG - Twenty-seven people died last week during pro-democracy protests in the southern African kingdom of Eswatini, a minister told AFP on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately, yes, 27 people lost their lives," Commerce Minister Manqoba Khumalo said in a phone interview, adding "it was not intended."



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