The Swaziland Government says the two South African e.TV journalists detained by Swazi Police were intent on ‘disrespecting’ the kingdom.
Government spokesperson, Percy Simelane, says that foreign journalists tend to undermine the sovereignty of Swaziland.
The two journalists were detained at the Swaziland – South Africa border on 11 April 2012 when they tried to enter the kingdom to cover the prodemocracy protests that were to be held across the country.
Meanwhile, the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), Swaziland Chapter, condemned the manner of the journalists’ detention and called on the Swazi government to allow freedom of expression and media freedom.
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