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Son of Angola’s ex-president sentenced to 5 years jail for $500 million graft

Son of Angola’s ex-president sentenced to 5 years jail for $500 million graft

A court in Luanda sentenced the son of former Angolan president Eduardo Dos Santos to five years in prison over a $500 million corruption case, according to the Portuguese news agency Lusa. Jose Filomeno de dos Santos, the former head of Angola's $5 billion sovereign wealth fund, was found guilty, along with three other defendants, of transferring the money to a Credit Suisse account in London. His trial has been the most high profile case to date under the anti-corruption drive of President Joao Lourenco, who took the helm after dos Santos stepped down in 2017 after a near four-decade…
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Jailed ex-South African crime intelligence boss pleads innocence

Jailed ex-South African crime intelligence boss pleads innocence

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER MOMENTS after he lost his freedom and made his way to spend his first night as a prisoner, former South African Crime Intelligence boss Richard Mdluli proclaimed his innocence and began the battle for his freedom. Mdluli, (62) who together with his co-accused and former cop Mthunzi Mthembeni, were convicted of kidnap and assault, declared after Judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng sentenced them to an effective five years in prison, that he will approach the Supreme Court of Appeals. He said he would also apply for bail, pending the appeal. Mduli, who was convicted of the kidnap and assault…
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South Africa’s ex-crime intelligence boss jailed

South Africa’s ex-crime intelligence boss jailed

AFRICAN MIRROR REPORTER SOUTH Africa’s former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli is heading for jail after he was sentenced to an effective five years in prison for kidnap and assault. Mdluli, 62, for years considered to be powerful and untouchable, will serve time for the kidnap and assault of Oupa Ramokgibe, a man who was married to his ex-girlfriend. High Court judge Ratha Mokgoatlheng sentenced Mdluli and his co-accused Mthembeni Mthunzi for the 1999 crime. He found that time served in jail was appropriate for law enforcement officers who had abused the power and authority entrusted on them. Ramokgibe, who…
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