Civil organisations and pro-democracy organisations in Swaziland have resolved to form a transitional government ahead of the 2013 National Government elections. This is after a three day convention aimed at finding possible ways to engage government on political discussions, held at Ezulwini in Mababane.
Civil organisations met to discuss solutions on the political situation in Swaziland. They want the state to consider a multi-party democracy. “It has always been our desire to achieve full democracy and human rights in accordance with the United Nations declaration on human rights,” said Civil Society Organisations Bishop Meshack Mabuza.
A number of resolutions were tabled in the convention, among them, the call for the state to allow for the registration of political parties, an establishment of a transitional government to manage the next elections.
They also resolved that a period of two years is required to prepare for the elections following the signing of a memorandum of understanding between government and civil society. A committee to enter into talks with government has been elected. The state says it is ready to engage with civil organizations.