Monday, January 16, 2006

SWAZILAND: Police deny bombing claims by unknown anarchist cell

SWAZILAND: Police deny bombing claims by unknown anarchist cell
Monday, 16 January 2006,
By ANDnetwork Journalist

As the people of Swaziland started breathing a sigh of relief following the arrest of suspects in connection with the recent spate of petrol bombings, they will be more alarmed to learn that there is an underground political organisation that claims to be even mightier than PUDEMO or SWAYOCO.

Even more alarmingly, this organisation has sensationally claimed to have petrol-bombed a police van. However, the police vehemently denied this last night, saying this was far from the truth as no police vehicle was ever petrol bombed, and there are no records of this having happened.

The Zabalaza Anarchist Communist Federation (ZACF) of Southern Africa has its headquarters in South Africa and claims to the international community to be operating in the country. The formation has a website where it publishes its propaganda.

In some of its writings, the formation appears to claim responsibility for some of the petrol bombing incidents that have terrorised the country recently.Again, this seems to be a smoke screen and the police have denied knowledge of this. Just a quick read through the website is enough to tell that the organization is out to paint a bad picture about Swaziland.

Also shocking in the claims is that they stoned and petrol bombed a police vehicle in Manzini during a PUDEMO organised demonstration recently. Such an incident was not observed by the local media.


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