Mbabane: The US Embassy in Eswatini has urged His Majesty King Mswati III, the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini, and SADC to listen to all stakeholders’ concerns and facilitate genuine dialogue to open the space for reform and to resolve the situation peacefully and productively.
The Embassy said they were disappointed that the SADC Troika Organ departed after only one day. But they were grateful to hear of SADC’s plan for a quick return, and we urge SADC to commit to their role as facilitators of broad, inclusive talks that will lead to concrete and productive reforms.
The embassy said this through a press statement issued on Thursday. The U.S. Embassy said they were engaging contacts at government and civil society levels, and we will continue to do so. The calls for reform are legitimate and genuine.
“We condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the inappropriate use of force, and we urge all sides to exercise restraint and to respect human rights.”
The U.S. Embassy said it was distressed by the violence, fatalities, human rights violations, and intimidation of journalists that we are witnessing in Eswatini. The embassy said they call for all incidents to be fully and transparently investigated. “All perpetrators, regardless of affiliation, must be held accountable according to rule of law.”