Swaziland’s government has accused non-governmental organizations and foreign diplomats of consorting with “the enemy.”

“We say people should disassociate themselves from the banned political parties – or whatever you call them – then we find some of you, Your Excellencies, sitting and having diner with these people,” public works minister Nthutuko Dlamini has told about 30 foreign envoys at a meeting convened by foreign minister Lutfo Dlamini in the capital, Mbabane. “You cannot be seen to be with my enemy. It is naturally wrong.”

Political parties such as the People’s United Democratic Movement, and Swaziland Youth Congress are all termed as “terrorist organizations” under the Suppression of Terrorism Act, IRIN reports.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.