Further information on EXTRA 65/94 (AFR 55/01/94, 21 November) - Swaziland: potential prisoners of conscience: Mphandlana Shongwe, Thandeka Nxumalo, Msongelwa Lukhele, Zake Ginindza, Andreas Lukhele, Wiseman Mabuza, Joseph Silindza (all supporters of the
The trial of those named above concluded on 24 November 1994. All were found guilty of having participated in a demonstration without proper police permission but were acquitted of the second charge, sedition. They received a sentence of seven days' detention, backdated to include their period in pre-trial detention. The seven walked free at the end of the trial. They have lodged an appeal against their conviction. Two of the above-named, Mphandlana Shongwe and Msongelwa Lukhele, were already under sentences suspended for three years after a similar trial last year. They were rearrested after the Director of Public Prosecutions applied for their sentences to be revived. They were released on bail by a magistrates' court pending a further hearing on 14 December.