There was no looting or any of the public violence that occupied media attention in the build-up to the shutdown.
Residents of particularly informal settlements founded on vacant land during the 2020-2022 lockdown, say that they are subjected to constant harassment by law enforcement officers.
Sex workers remain vulnerable to abuse and when police are so often the perpetrators, they have little to no protection from the law.
Civil society call for the police restraint and de-escalation shown in Nkandla be extended to all protesters.
The SUDF and other political formations in Eswatini are calling for an end to police brutality.
Not only are police accused of killing a student, they fired teargas and live ammunition to disperse his memorial service.
A group picketed outside the Zimbabwean embassy against state brutality in Zimbabwe.
The authorities charged with investigating the perpetrators of the Marikana massacre are unable to the job for lack of funding – and evidently for a lack of political will.