Swazi Govt Delays Opening Schools

Swaziland’s minister of education and training announces that the opening of all public and private schools would be delayed by a week

Swaziland’s minister of education and training, Phineas Magagula, announces that the opening of all public and private schools would be delayed by a week.

In a statement sent to media houses, Magagula states that the postponement was due to 'ongoing national duties', a vague reference to the Incwala ceremony, considered by traditionalists to be the Swazi national prayer (also a reference to the annual weeding of the King's fields)

Social media, trade unions, and international news agencies picked up on the story and reported that children were compelled to weed the fields and this amounted to child slave labour.

To read the article titled, “Swazi Govt misleads on child labour,” click here.

Source: 
All Africa

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