SALO public tribute for the late Advocate Thulani Maseko – 16 Feb 2022

Thulani was brutally assassinated at his home on the 21st of January 2023. At the time of his death, he was the chairperson of the Multi-Stakeholders Forum (MSF), a grouping of civil society organisations pushing for inclusive national dialogue to address the Eswatini socio-economic and political crisis. He was a fearless advocate for a democratic dispensation in Eswatini for years and led many initiatives for the opening of civic and democratic space in Eswatini.

Tributes have poured in from across the globe – Thulani Maseko was a friend and comrade to many, including SALO. We will continue to emulate his resilience in the face of injustice and continue the fight for a democratic dispensation in Eswatini, and the SADC region at large.

On the 16th of February 2022 SALO held a tribute on Zoom to bid farewell to a great human rights defender, renew the call for an inclusive national dialogue and speak up in solidarity with the people of Eswatini, especially at this difficult time.