‘Kidnapped’ SA man actually arrested for ‘terrorism links’ in Mozambique

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It was first suspected that Andre Hanekom had been wounded and kidnapped. It has now been confirmed that the expat South African has been arrested in Palma, Mozambique, for suspected terrorist links in the region. It was earlier reported that he had been kidnapped. Andre Hanekom’s wife Francis has confirmed that her husband has been accused of terrorism in Palma, Mozambique.

“I found him in the hospital alive, but he is under military guard,” she told Lowvelder. She said this had all transpired as other businessmen in the area wanted to get rid of her husband to get to his businesses.
“This is all lies against my husband so they can take over his businesses.” Hanekom owns the Marina in Palma, a town on the Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique, lying south of the border with Tanzania.

It was first thought he was kidnapped on Tuesday, but now it has been confirmed he was arrested by the military police. A police source confirmed that the military police had arrested him and had used force against Hanekom, as he had resisted arrest on Tuesday. In June, the US embassy in Mozambique issued a security alert, warning all US citizens to avoid visiting Palma.

https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1990801/kidnapped-sa-man-actually-arrested-for-terrorism-links-in-mozambique/
 

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It was first suspected that Andre Hanekom had been wounded and kidnapped. It has now been confirmed that the expat South African has been arrested in Palma, Mozambique, for suspected terrorist links in the region. It was earlier reported that he had been kidnapped. Andre Hanekom’s wife Francis has confirmed that her husband has been accused of terrorism in Palma, Mozambique.

“I found him in the hospital alive, but he is under military guard,” she told Lowvelder. She said this had all transpired as other businessmen in the area wanted to get rid of her husband to get to his businesses.
“This is all lies against my husband so they can take over his businesses.” Hanekom owns the Marina in Palma, a town on the Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique, lying south of the border with Tanzania.

It was first thought he was kidnapped on Tuesday, but now it has been confirmed he was arrested by the military police. A police source confirmed that the military police had arrested him and had used force against Hanekom, as he had resisted arrest on Tuesday. In June, the US embassy in Mozambique issued a security alert, warning all US citizens to avoid visiting Palma.

https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1990801/kidnapped-sa-man-actually-arrested-for-terrorism-links-in-mozambique/
Fishy AF.
 

Hamish McPanji

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You really think theta re the same?
Clearly you have never lived there in the states
Well, some of the states asset forfeiture laws are pretty horrid, bordering on police state. All it takes is an accusation, and they can strip any opportunity you have of getting a decent lawyer to defend yourself.
 

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Well, some of the states asset forfeiture laws are pretty horrid, bordering on police state. All it takes is an accusation, and they can strip any opportunity you have of getting a decent lawyer to defend yourself.
How dare you! Don't you know, there are different rules for different people! :whistling:
 

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I know this is probably a lie. But dang it seems like an effective way to clear the competition.
 

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SA man 'kidnapped' in Mozambique faces 'a number of charges'

The family of a South African man is devastated by what they described as his mysterious disappearance in Mozambique – apparently for the second time.
However, authorities say André Hanekom was arrested – not kidnapped - and that he faces "a number of charges".
In August, when Hanekom went missing for the first time, his family claimed that he had been kidnapped.
They eventually located him in a rural hospital in Mozambique. According to his daughter Amanda, Hanekom had been hospitalised for a few weeks before police arrested him.
She said police suspected him of "terrorism".
"They said they saw someone looking like my dad walking in the bush but we had proof that at the time he was not even there," Amanda said.
More at: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/sa-man-kidnapped-in-mozambique-faces-a-number-of-charges-20181015
 

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https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/africa/2019-01-06-fight-over-gas-fields-behind-plot-to-charge-sa-man-with-terrorism/

A battle for a stake in Mozambique’s lucrative offshore gas fields is believed to be behind the arrest of South African businessman Andre Hanekom.

Hanekom, 61, known as baba mzungubaba mgungu (white father) to locals in the coastal hamlet of Palma in northern Mozambique, has been in custody for five months despite a magistrate granting him bail in October.

He is charged with terrorism following his dramatic arrest last August in which he was shot in the arm and stomach by officers wearing camouflage uniforms and balaclavas.
 

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I think this guy should consider himself lucky not finding himself dead !
 

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Andre Hanekom dies in Mozambique while in custody for terrorism

South African maritime businessman Andre Hanekom has died in Mozambique, his daughter Amanda Hanekom said on Wednesday.

"My dad died early this morning in mysterious circumstances in the hospital in Pemba. His court case was going to be next week and he would have won, we have mountains of proof of his innocence," she shared on Facebook.
More at https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-01-23-businessman-andre-hanekom-dies-in-mozambique-custody/
 

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Wow.....they murdered him just like he said they would.
And the pathetic SA Govt will do nothing about this. Dirty SA diplomats covering for dirty Mozambican diplomats paid by dirty private developers.
 

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I know pretty well what are the issues in Pemba and surroundings. I knew Andre. He was not a friend though. Francis should have come out with the entire truth, from day one. Was he working with Al-Shabab as the Mozambican government says? Definitely not. Did he pay money to Al-Shabab. Yes he did. But not because was supporting them in any way. He paid bacause the useless Moz Police could not protect his business. Where there other government linked businesses after his property. Yes. Why did his wife not explain this from the beginning? I don't know for sure. I presume she did not want to link her husband in any way to the Al-Shabab organisation. In doing so she would have given a reason to the Moz government to lock him up for good.
IMHO this entire thing happened because he choose to reside in a lawless but very beautifully country, ruled by low intelligence people.
South Africa: Look and learn because you are heading that way - fast.
P. S. Please don't ask me for any more info or explanations regarding this issue. And PM won't help you either.
 
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