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People’s Charter for Swaziland

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 10:12
Over 1 000 Swazis draft the ‘People’s Charter’ to highlight the urgent priorities for a new, people's government

According to an article titled, ‘Peoples Charter Drafted in Swaziland’, by Richard Lee, the Swaziland Week of Action might be over but the campaign to transform Africa's last absolute monarchy into a more open and democratic society clearly is not.

Lee is of the view that with momentum - and international awareness about the abuses of the ruling regime - growing, pro-democracy activists will continue to press for change.

He says that the charter was created at a historic People's Summit in Manzini, where over 1 000 people - from community-based organisations, women's movements, youth and students, workers, political parties, faith-based organisations, people with disabilities and other minority groups - gathered to call for a new system of government and to highlight the 'urgent priorities for a new, people's government'.

To read the article titled, “Peoples Charter Drafted in Swaziland,” click here.

Source: 
All Africa