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/ 21 April 2006

Bail denied to nine airport-heist accused

The Kempton Park regional court on Friday refused bail to nine people arrested following a massive heist at Johannesburg International airport last month. Magistrate Eric Mhlari said there was a danger of their interfering with witnesses as certain of them could face lengthy jail terms if convicted, and another 15 suspects were still on the run.

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/ 26 February 2006

Mulder: ‘Vote to strengthen the FF+’

Political parties should not create unrealistic expectations, Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder said on Saturday. ”The DA [Democratic Alliance], for example, the last time it created the impression that it was going to win the election, but it lost to the ANC,” he said at the end of his party’s election campaign in Kempton Park.

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/ 4 June 2004

Lekota: SA’s security profile is growing

Amid rising global security concerns, Southern Africa’s profile is growing as a safe destination for tourists, investors, global events and skilled immigrants, Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota said on Friday. It is not by accident that more high-profile international events and investments are coming to this part of the world, Lekota said.