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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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Woman arrested for drugs worth over R1.8 million

A 27-year-old Zimbabwean woman, living in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, was arrested at Cape Town International Airport on Saturday for being in possession of tik (crystal methamphetamine) valued at more than R1.8 million, Western Cape police said. Members of the border police based at Cape Town International Airport arrested the woman after[…]

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CAGE Africa calls for calm in the wake of Thulsie twins’ arrest

Human rights organisation CAGE Africa has criticised South African authorities for the manner in which two suspects were arrested, saying it” undermines their due process rights”. Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thuslie were arrested in Newclare, Johannesburg at the weekend in a raid conducted by the Hawks, following a year-long intelligence operation.[…]

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Egypt arrests journalists in raid on press syndicate

Interior ministry denies police stormed union building but confirms arrest of two opposition-linked journalists. Egyptian police have stormed the press syndicate in Cairo and arrested two journalists critical of the government, a syndicate official and reporters said in what the union called an unprecedented crackdown. The interior ministry denied officers[…]

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Staggie arrest ‘linked to internal gang warfare

Former Hard Livings (HL) gang boss Rashied Staggie’s recent arrest is related to internal battles for control, rebuilding, rearming and reclaiming gang territories on the Cape Flats, says a criminologist. Staggie was arrested on Thursday after being linked to theft of firearms and contraband at the Cleveland police station in[…]

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