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Emaswati feel free to exercise their vote but not to say what they think

20 Dec 2021 Eswatini

Most Emaswati feel free to choose whom to vote into office but not free to say what they think, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows.

A majority of citizens say they have to be careful when discussing politics.

Likewise, only a minority of citizens think the country’s media is free to report and comment on current affairs without censorship or interference by the government.