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HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER DR SIYABONGA CWELE TO MEET HIS LESOTHO COUNTERPART, MR TSUKUTLANE AU, TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IN AREAS OF MIGRATION

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, and his Lesotho counterpart, Mr Tsukutlane

Au, are scheduled to meet on 28 January 2019 at the Maseru Bridge border post. The meeting is aimed at reviewing and taking forward the implementation of current areas of cooperation. These areas include the Lesotho Special Dispensation Project and the Intervention Plan on Traffic Congestion at Maseru Bridge border post.

Minister Cwele’s meeting with Minister Au is in line with South Africa’s new approach to management of international migration and safe movement of people which is articulated in the 2017 White Paper on International Migration. In terms of the new policy and approach, South Africa is prioritizing cooperation with countries in the Southern Africa Development Community.

The two Ministers will also conduct a walk about at Maseru Bridge to monitor operations.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

HOME AFFAIRS MINISTER DR SIYABONGA CWELE TO MEET HIS LESOTHO COUNTERPART, MR TSUKUTLANE AU, TO STRENGTHEN COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IN AREAS OF MIGRATION

The Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Siyabonga Cwele, and his Lesotho counterpart, Mr Tsukutlane

Au, are scheduled to meet on 28 January 2019 at the Maseru Bridge border post. The meeting is aimed at reviewing and taking forward the implementation of current areas of cooperation. These areas include the Lesotho Special Dispensation Project and the Intervention Plan on Traffic Congestion at Maseru Bridge border post.

Minister Cwele’s meeting with Minister Au is in line with South Africa’s new approach to management of international migration and safe movement of people which is articulated in the 2017 White Paper on International Migration. In terms of the new policy and approach, South Africa is prioritizing cooperation with countries in the Southern Africa Development Community.

The two Ministers will also conduct a walk about at Maseru Bridge to monitor operations.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

Police made a breaktrhough in the murder case of Mr Marks Rambau

Polokwane: Polokwane: The Police have made a breakthrough when two suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Marks Rambau. The deceased’s two vehicles and a cellphone were also recovered.

First to be arrested was a 24-year-old woman from Seshego, Mmotong. She was arrested last night (2019-01-25) at about 20h00 at one of the hotels in Polokwane.

The second suspect, a Nigerian National aged 27, was arrested in the early hours of this morning (2019-01-26) at about 04h00 at his rented house in Flora Park, Polokwane.

The vehicles, a Jeep Wrangler and VW Polo, were recovered at two different places in Polokwane.

It is alleged that the deceased, Mr Marks Rambau, who was employed by the Limpopo Department of Transport, was killed at Flora Park on Tuesday 2019-01-15. His partially burned body was found dumped next to the new Peter Mokaba Stadium. The suspects then drove to the deceased’s house at Penina Park, Polokwane where they took his Jeep Wrangler and a TV set.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended the investigators for their meticulous efforts that have led to the arrest of the suspects. He further thanked members of the public for providing valuable information that greatly assisted the police in the investigation.

Both suspects will be profiled to establish if they are involved in other crimes.

The suspects will appear in Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday 2019-01-28 on charges of murder, Carjacking, Housebreaking and theft and Defeating the ends of Justice.

Source: South African Police Service

Police made a breaktrhough in the murder case of Mr Marks Rambau

Polokwane: Polokwane: The Police have made a breakthrough when two suspects were arrested in connection with the murder of Mr Marks Rambau. The deceased’s two vehicles and a cellphone were also recovered.

First to be arrested was a 24-year-old woman from Seshego, Mmotong. She was arrested last night (2019-01-25) at about 20h00 at one of the hotels in Polokwane.

The second suspect, a Nigerian National aged 27, was arrested in the early hours of this morning (2019-01-26) at about 04h00 at his rented house in Flora Park, Polokwane.

The vehicles, a Jeep Wrangler and VW Polo, were recovered at two different places in Polokwane.

It is alleged that the deceased, Mr Marks Rambau, who was employed by the Limpopo Department of Transport, was killed at Flora Park on Tuesday 2019-01-15. His partially burned body was found dumped next to the new Peter Mokaba Stadium. The suspects then drove to the deceased’s house at Penina Park, Polokwane where they took his Jeep Wrangler and a TV set.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has commended the investigators for their meticulous efforts that have led to the arrest of the suspects. He further thanked members of the public for providing valuable information that greatly assisted the police in the investigation.

Both suspects will be profiled to establish if they are involved in other crimes.

The suspects will appear in Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday 2019-01-28 on charges of murder, Carjacking, Housebreaking and theft and Defeating the ends of Justice.

Source: South African Police Service

Venezuela: Bachelet condemns killings, urges restraint and calls for dialogue to halt spiralling crisis

GENEVA The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday condemned, and called for effective investigations into, the violence that has led to a number of deaths and injuries during this week’s protests in Venezuela. She urged all sides to conduct immediate talks to defuse the increasingly incendiary atmosphere.

At least 20 people are reported by credible local sources to have died after allegedly being shot by security forces or members of pro-government armed groups during demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday, with many others reported injured by bullets, buckshot and rubber bullets.

“Any violent incident resulting in death or injury should be subject to an independent and impartial investigation to find out whether there was excessive use of force by the authorities, or if crimes have been committed by members of armed groups, whether pro-government or otherwise,” said Bachelet. “I am extremely concerned that the situation in Venezuela may rapidly spiral out of control with catastrophic consequences.”

The High Commissioner said her staff have also received reports of large-scale detention of demonstrators � well over 350 in total, including 320 on 23 January alone � and have also been collecting information about raids on property in some of the poorest areas of Caracas where at least 180 protests have taken place during the course of the week.

Bachelet warned that it is vital to prevent a repetition of the patterns of repression documented by the UN Human Rights Office in 2017,* in particular extrajudicial killings, widespread arbitrary detentions, restrictions to freedom of assembly and expression, and indiscriminate house raids and attacks.

She urged the Venezuelan authorities, especially the security forces, to exercise restraint and respect everyone’s fundamental right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and reminded them that “excessive, disproportionate or indiscriminate use of force is clearly and unequivocally prohibited under international law.”

She also called for respect for due process in the case of all those detained, and the immediate release of anyone arrested for exercising their human rights.

The High Commissioner urged the country’s political leaders to begin immediate talks with the aim of defusing the situation and finding a practical long-term solution to the country’s entrenched social, political and economic crisis. She said it is vital the authorities refrain from closing any remaining avenue of dialogue by prosecuting political and social leaders, including members of the National Assembly.

“More than three million Venezuelans have fled the country, many millions of others are living in a totally miserable conditions,” said Bachelet. “What more is needed before the political leadership put their people’s well-being ahead of their own interests? This is, at heart a crisis of governance, and it is the responsibility of the country’s leaders to put an end to this disastrous situation.”

Source: United Nations Human Rights