The Swaziland United Democratic Front (SUDF), the People's United Democratic Movement (PUDEMO) and other groups are holding a protest on Friday, May 3, in Manzini to demand for democratic reforms and a people's parliament. The exact time and location of the demonstration remains unknown. A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely along the march route. Clashes between protesters and police cannot be ruled out.
King Mswati III, who has been in power for 33 years, is regularly criticized for his lavish lifestyle.
Individuals in the area are advised to avoid all protests and gatherings as a precaution, monitor the situation, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
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