Eswatini protests: Nurses refuse to treat police after colleagues shot


Nurses in Eswatini are refusing to treat police officers as they accuse them of shooting colleagues during a pro-democracy rally on Wednesday. Pro-democracy protests in Africa’s last absolute monarchy, formerly known as Swaziland, have swept the country since June. The government, which denies that security forces used live ammunition, has now banned all demonstrations. But on Friday nurses were protesting at three hospitals, reports say. The Swazi News Twitter account has shared a video which it says shows nurses demonstrating at the Nhlangano Health Centre in the south of the country.Earlier this week, health workers and other public sector employees, who went to deliver a petition to parliament demanding better living conditions, were met with an “unprecedented show of force”, the Swaziland Democratic Nurses Union (SDNU) said. Thirty nurses were injured as the police and army opened fire, the union added.(BBC)…[+]