Threats pile up from Eskom inquiry

‘Your mother is making our lives difficult.” That was the chilling message relayed to ANC MP Zukiswa Rantho’s son this week, a day after Rantho chaired a heated session of the parliamentary inquiry into governance failures at Eskom. Rantho, who lives in Cape Town when Parliament is in session, told[…]

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Lawyer in paedophilia case threatened

Defence attorney William Booth says he has received anonymous threats for his defence of two men accused of sexual offences against minors, but will not turn his back on his clients. Up to five letters per day have been delivered to his home and office and he has also received[…]

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Scholar denies threats over ISIS comments

A Johannesburg based scholar has rubbished media reports that he was subject to threats over his condemnation of the Islamic State (ISIS). Maulana Shabbier Ahmed Saloojee was quoted in an article as saying he received threatening phone calls over his opposition to the group. He said the supposed threat was[…]

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US Imam faces daily death threats

Even after receiving constant physical threats and being mistreated by government officials, American imam Abdul Alim Musa says he and his movement have only become stronger as a result of the hardships they have faced. Musa is the founder and director of As-Sabiqun as well as the Islamic Institute of[…]

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'Somalians threaten my shop

A Pakistani national and his South African wife say they face daily threats from their Somali shopkeepers in the Nomzamo community in Strand. Saeed Abbas and his wife opened a shop at a small shopping centre in the area, where they sell cellphone accessories and provide repair services. In recent[…]

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