Saturday, August 29, 2015

38 girls dead, 20 others left injured in Swaziland

Melon Radebe
29 August 2015

The Swaziland Solidarity Network revealed today that at least 38 girls and more than twenty one others died on their way to Umhlanga Reed dance.

The accident happened along the Mbabane, Manzini highway. It’s alleged that the media and police are not able to report this story.

SSN spokesperson Lucky Lukhele said “As a result of the open truck some of these girls were flunk out and those who were injured, some of them have lost their limbs. Their lives have changed dramatically forever.”

Lukhele also condemn the Swaziland government for trying to cover up the incident.  It’s alleged that the government has forced journalist not to report on the story because the king wants the reed dance to take place.  

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