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Zimbabwe players in Swaziland safe

The players said they were safe and would be monitoring the situation.


They said should the situation deteriorate they would pack their bags and come back home. Swaziland is home to former Highlanders and Lancashire Steel striker Jacob Muzokomba, former Dynamos goalkeeper Zondai Nyaungwa and Stanford Ncube.

Muzokomba and Nyaungwa said they were not in any danger.

“At the moment I am safe. I am indoors,” said Muzokomba from his Swaziland base yesterday.
Nyaungwa said; “Everything is cool my brother.”

Muzokomba is turning out for Mbabane Highlanders while Ncube is on the books of Manzini Wanderers.
According to reports from Swaziland, trade unions and opposition parties, which are officially banned in the country, are demanding the resignation of the government.

Unemployment in the nation of 1,4 million people is about 40%, with 70% of the population living below the national poverty line.

In contrast, King Mswati III — who has 14 wives — has a personal fortune of $200 million according to Forbes magazine.

Hundreds of police officers and special armed units were deployed on the streets of Mbabane and roads leading to a park where hundreds of protesters gathered were blocked off.

Salaries of civil servants have been frozen after the country suffered a 60% drop in income from the Southern African Customs Union, which accounts for two-thirds of state revenues.

Recently, national team striker Cuthbert Malajila had to run for dear life from the strife-torn Libya after being stuck in his flat for close to two weeks. Malajila turned out for Libyan side Al Akhdar in the Libyan first division.

Early this year, tennis player Mlandeli Ndlela spent three nights sleeping on a bench at Cairo Airport following an uprising that led to the dethronement of former strongman Hosni Mubarak.


Ndlela was in that country to take part in the International Futures Tournament (ITF) that was later cancelled following the disturbances.


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