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Hawks rescue 19 men held hostage in Joburg home

The Hawks rescued 19 Ethiopian men who were being held captive in a home in Johannesburg. However, they said they were still investigating whether it was a case of human trafficking or kidnapping. Spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mulamu said they were tipped off and raided the house around 3pm on Friday afternoon.[…]

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Escaped triple murderer arrested

Convicted triple murderer Phelo Mtala was finally apprehended on Tuesday after escaping from the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court last month. “Since he escaped from the Wynberg Magistrate Court the team had sleepless nights in pursuit of him. With the help of brave informers police pounced on him last night,” Western Cape[…]

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50 years since Imam Haron’s arrest

Tuesday 28th May will mark 50 years since the fateful day of Imam Abdullah Haron’s arrest, which set in motion a chain of events that changed the course of history.  On 28 May 1969, the scholar and political activist was arrested at his home and held incommunicado for 123 days[…]

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Coalition 8 call for Zuma arrest

Eight members of advocacy group #UniteBehindCoalition, including activist Zachie Achmat, have called on all South Africans to join the campaign to have President Jacob Zuma arrested. The eight were arrested for trespassing on Wednesday as they were approached the offices of the National Prosecuting Authority in Cape Town. They are[…]

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Morsi’s family denounce arrest of his son

The family of Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi yesterday denounced the arrest of his son Osama at the hands of Egyptian authorities. Osama’s brother, Ahmed said: “The arrest of Osama, who is our family spokesman, is a new crime against the president’s family and a continuation of the harassment against[…]

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