Cape Town – The Eswatini government has reportedly denied the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) former secretary-general Godrich Gardee’s claims that King Mswati III is responsible for his daughter Hillary’s death.
Gardee took to Twitter earlier this week and accused King Mswati III of using a foreign intelligence service to rob and kill his daughter.
He said that the King had a motive because the EFF closed four borders between South Africa and Swaziland on April 12 for more than six hours, resulting in no revenue for the Eswatini government.
“On 12 April 2022…four borders were closed and each for more than 6 hours. There was no income for @EswatiniGovern1 #KingMswatiKilledHillary The King was angry & he unleashed his foreign intelligence service with a robbery decoy & killed,” Gardee tweeted.
According to IOL, the Eswatini government responded to Gardee’s accusations and said that he should have used his position as a Member of Parliament back in 2020 to curb crime instead of pushing what he described as “conspiracy theories”.
“Our government does not have a history of running after people, taking people down because they toyi-toyi at the border because of their political beliefs. I don’t know why Mr Gardee regards himself so highly, politically. These claims have got absolutely no truth in them, and our government cannot dignify it by giving it comment,” the report quoted eSwatini Government Spokesperson Alpheous Nxumalo as saying.
Hillary went missing on April 29 after a shopping trip to a Spar near her home in Mbombela, Mpumalanga.
She was found dead in a field outside Mbombela, Mpumalanga on May 3 with a gun wound on her head.
Suspects Sipho Lawrence Mkatshwa, Philemon Lukhele and Mduzuzi Gama were arrested and charged with murder, rape, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and possession of illegal firearms.
Picture: Twitter/ @AndileGogoda
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo