Swaziland’s ‘Reed dance’ tragedy

SLN has reported on Swaziland’s ‘Reed Dance’ before (check the archives). Sadly, a bus crash claimed the lives of 38 young women going to this year’s gathering, and there are some suggestions that the authorities there tried to cover up this tragic event.

When the ladies were writing SLN’s news stories, they would have been openly critical of the Daily Mail’s reporting of it, with the focus on them being ‘topless’ and ‘virgins’ as opposed being dead at a horrifyingly young age. Illustrating this post with a photograph is inappropriate.