Public transport remained at a standstill on Sunday in Eswatini, in the latest pro-democracy protest against Africa’s last absolute monarchy. The AFP news agency reports that the shutdown over the past week has seen people forced to walk between towns and businesses closed because employees cannot get to work but after a meeting on Sunday, transport operators made it clear services would not resume unless King Mswati agreed to release MPs Bacede Mabuza and Mthandeni Dube, who were detained during pro-democracy protests earlier this year.