Strike hits Swaziland

MANZINI - Thousands of striking public sector workers brought Swaziland's second city to a standstill yesterday as they took to the streets to demand the introduction of multiparty democracy.

MANZINI - Thousands of striking public sector workers brought Swaziland's second city to a standstill yesterday as they took to the streets to demand the introduction of multiparty democracy.

Schools and factories were closed, while hospitals and banks were forced to run skeleton services during a strike called by the country's main trade union body to denounce the current system of government, which ensures that absolute power resides in the hands of King Mswati III. - Sapa-AFP

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