Ambassador is Mario’s friend
By SENZO DLAMINI
Swazi Times May 29,2009
EZULWINI – Retiring European Ambassador Peter Beck Christiansen is friends with political activist Mario Masuku.
Masuku, the President of the People’s United Democratic Movement, is currently languishing at the Matsapha Maximum Correctional Institution awaiting trial. He was incarcerated in December under the Suppression of Terrorism Act 2008. Christiansen yesterday stunned all and sundry when he sent special greetings to the PUDEMO chief.
This was during the European Day Celebrations held at the Boma Restaurant.
“A special greeting goes to my friend Mario Masuku,” he said much to the deafening silence of the over 50 people who attended the event. “I’ve known Mario since I came here five years ago.”
“Finally, to my staff in the delegation – thanks for the job done in supporting me and projecting Europe in Swaziland – keep on fighting the battles in a positive spirit,” Christiansen added.