The Eswatini army has said that those who participated in pro-democracy protests last July will not be enrolled in the military in the ongoing recruitment, the Times of Swaziland website has reported. The report quoted a senior army officer saying that “it would be wrong to recruit people who would then turn guns against army officers”. Sergeant Thamsanqa Mdlovu, a police commander, said the army would review CCTV footage to check if any of those who applied to be recruited participated in the protests.