The pair, arrested on explosives charges in April 2011 at the time of Swaziland’s biggest pro-democracy protest in living memory, were granted E50,000 bail each yesterday by the Swazi High court, in what has been described as the biggest bail demand ever known in Swaziland.
Dlamini, is president of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) and Ngubeni is a former student leader.
The SNUS has issued an appeal for funds. It reports that anyone who is willing to assist can contact the SNUS leadership through Lomasiko Dlamini, the SNUS Secretary for International Affairs (+268 7636 2273).
Meanwhile, Africa Contact, the Danish-based Ngo, has offered to help collect bail money. In a statement issued through Peter Kenworthy of the Free Maxwell Dlamini Campaign it said donations can be send via the Africa Contact Mandela Fund here: http://www.afrika.dk/st%C3%B8t-mandela-fonden (remember to specify that the donation is for Maxwell and Musa’s bail), or by contacting Africa Contact’s Morten Nielsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHOCK AT MASSIVE MAXWELL BAIL