MTN Eswatini network offline amid pro-democracy protests


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May 24, 2010
MTN Eswatini network offline amid pro-democracy protests

MTN Eswatini confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that it is currently experiencing disruption to services and connectivity as of 29 June 2021.

"Meeting our customers' needs remain a key priority for us. We are committed to restoring our services and connectivity as soon as possible, we encourage all our customers to make use of the various self-service offerings through our digital platforms," said MTN eSwatini CEO Wandile Mtshali.

"As a precaution, we are exploring all necessary measures to ensure the safety our customers, staff and partners. We will monitor the situation and keep our customers updated on all relevant developments."

MTN Eswatini said that it will continue engaging with all relevant stakeholders and authorities to minimise and limit the duration out of the outage.

"We remain committed to ensuring a peaceful, harmonious, and respectful relationship with all stakeholders in Eswatini," MTN said.
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Internet cut in Eswatini amid protests
Shingai Nyoka
BBC News

The internet has been shut off and a curfew imposed in Eswatini, the southern African kingdom formerly known as Swaziland.

Security forces are on high alert as protesters demanding political reforms have vowed to step up their demonstrations.

A journalist told the BBC that overnight there were violent confrontations in the city of Manzini and that the country’s borders and airport remain closed.

Days of protests have left several people in hospital, businesses in the capital, Mbabane, remain closed after some, including those linked to the king, were destroyed.