ACTIVIST EDITOR ON CONTEMPT CHARGE

From Swazi Media Commentary Fri Dec 14 2012, 23:35:00

Swaziland's best-known pro-democracy journalist Bheki Makhubu faces two charges of contempt of court for comments he allegedly made to a magistrate in a private phone call.

Makhubu's monthly magazine, the Nation, is the only source of journalism within Swaziland that consistently advocates for freedom in the kingdom and against the regime dominated by King Mswati III, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch.

Makhubu has published articles critical of the Swazi Royal Family and the amount of money they take from ordinary Swazi people in the kingdom's annual national budget.

The Times of Swazilandnewspaper quoted 'reliable sources' alleging Makhubu used insulting words to Mbabane Magistrate Phathaphatha Mdluli in a phone call.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   Cost-Cutting Measures for Executive - Zuma (news)
News24Wire
11 February 2016

President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday announced some cost-cutting measures to curb wasteful expenditure. [read more]

Somalia:   Al Shabaab Disguise Fighters As Peacekeepers (news)
The East African
11 February 2016

Somalia militants Al Shabaab are planning to attack liberated areas disguised in uniforms stolen from the African peacekeepers. [read more]

Congo-Kinshasa:   U.S. Warns of Chaos If Kabila Declines to Surrender Power (news)
The East African
11 February 2016

Senior US officials have warned that the Democratic Republic of Congo could be hit by violence worse than Burundi's if President Joseph Kabila does not surrender power later this year. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!


Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...