Damage to property and undermining of Emaswati by destroying infrastructure and disrupting our chosen way of life. This has not only cause upset, anxieties , stress but replaced our peace with terror.
It is our constitutional rights to live in our country safely and peaceful. This recent activities have even seen free movement been infringed upon by a minority group of people who have no regard to others except having their own wants met in the expense of the rest of the country. Furthermore, these individuals have been allowed to get away with this without any reproach leaving a lot of people leaving in constant fear even in their own environment. Masses have been forced to remain in their homes without adequate food supplies and medicine due to this unforeseen disruption putting lives at risk.
The government has a duty of care to maintain our safety. If protest are to result in such violence and destruction, I believe it is the duty of the government to put measures in place (including passing of law) on how these could be monitored and conducted in a civil manner. Freedom of expression does not imply that one has to disregard other people right, but careful consideration of how such impacts on people's lives is important.
I ask for the government to consider ways in making sure protests are moved to designated areas where they can do as they please. This will enable the rest of the population to feel safe and secure as they fulfill their everyday needs peacefully.
Life is a choice and as Emaswati we have chosen our way of life and we have to freely make our own choices without fear or intimidation as we have recently witnessed what the protesters had done. I ask that are government and our leaders with the help of our God find the wisdom and courage to restore our peace and security.