Cartels run this government
Former SAPPI Usutu employees minced no words that government has devastatingly gone to bed with employers numerous times leaving Swazis to feel the burden of exploitation at the latter’s hands. The former employees alleged the government is run by dark forces that placed itself in all positions for them to do their deadly corrupt practices and further ensure their backs are covered.
The employees alleged certain individuals are untouchable and they are setting the King against his own people. The former employees said they believe the King appoints people with good intentions to help the nation but these individuals have manipulated the King’s mercy for their evil intentions. The former employees felt that government has failed to play their role or at least employ a neutral person to deal with industrial relations issues in the country. The workers said they have been to such suffering because of governments failure or reluctance to help a host of employees who have found themselves without jobs as well as without appropriate compensation for their toil over the years for certain companies.
Workers alleged with conviction that most often money exchanges hands resulting in government officials turning a blind eye on issues of desperation for the country’s workforce. In their previous meetings the workers disclosed a number of companies that have suffered the same fate as they are currently experiencing.
The workers singled individuals without naming them that are known to be the masterminds behind workers suffering where they swindled millions or billions that belongs to desperate retrenched workers who were supposed to be paid. Bulembu, Royal Swazi Spa and Mbabane City Council retrenchments and the list is just endless. The workers said they know for a fact that some government officials have colluded with employers and got huge perks in the process.
The workers have disclosed that the police and the anti corruption unit have refused to pursue an arrest with glaring evidence given to the bodies that are supposed to protect the Swazi nation. The workers said the king has spoken several times about corruption and the police and the anti corruption commission has continued to defy the king in failing to arrest the people because of their influential status in the land. The workers said the bodies have enough evidence to prosecute but they are refusing to do their jobs.
FORMER ECONOMIC FORCE: Former employees of SAPPI Usuthu are still not paid their dues some have been attacked by different ailments with no means to attend to their health.