Simunye

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Simunye (pop:5,633) is a town in eastern Swaziland about 30 kilometres from the border with South Africa. It lies slightly west of the Lubombo Mountains, about 55 north-east of Siteki. The town is geographically only about 22 kilometres north-west of Mhlumeni on the eastern border, but because of the mountain range it is probably nearer 100 kilometres by road detouring southwards through Siteki.

Sport[edit]

The town is home to the Royal Leopards F.C., ruling football champions of Swaziland.

Stories[edit]

Simunye is also the name of a short story by Piper Dellums about when her family was supposed to adopt a Swazi girl for a year but she turned out to be white. Piper and Carrie bonded but when Carrie left after a year she vanished because she was working with an Anti-Apartheid act.

"Simunye" (Zulu meaning "We are one") is a volunteer group aiming to bring safe patient handling equipment to South Africa. (see [www.uk-simunye-za.org] )

Coordinates: 26°13′S 31°55′E / 26.217°S 31.917°E / -26.217; 31.917