Latest articles on Samantha Lewthwaite

Probe into ‘White Widow’ passport ongoing

Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor Naledi Pandor will make a statement once a probe on how Samantha Lewthwaite obtained her passport is finalised.

‘White Widow’ documents being investigated, says govt

The circumstances around the fraudulent acquisition of an SA passport by a terror suspect are still being investigated, says a government official.

Al-Shabab says no woman was involved in Kenya mall attack

Al-Shabab's insistence that no woman joined them in the Nairobi mall attack may dismiss speculation that 'White Widow' Samantha Lewthwaite took part.

‘White Widow’: Language as terrorism

A debate around the term "White Widow" has raged in the M&G newsroom, with some feeling it's racist. Chris Roper weighs in on the argument.

Pandor: ‘White Widow’ passport was cancelled in 2011

A South African passport alleged to have been used by Samantha Lewthwaite to enter Kenya had been issued in Durban but was "cancelled" in 2011.

Westgate-linked Lewthwaite rented property, took loans in SA – reports

Media say the "White Widow", suspected of being linked to the Nairobi mall attack, took out loans and rented property in Johannesburg under an alias.

Westgate siege: Briton arrested ‘not of significant interest’

Britain's top diplomat in Kenya has said the arrest of a Briton following the Westgate mall shooting is not significant for investigations.

Kenya: SA investigates alleged forged passport of ‘White Widow’

The home affairs department says it is probing a report that one of the suspects behind the Westgate mall seige travelled using a forged SA passport.

Westgate mall siege: Al-Shabab claim to still be holding hostages

The al-Shabab Islamist militants have said they are still holding hostages as Kenya's troops battle for a fourth day to end the bloody siege.

Is ‘White Widow’ Samantha Lewthwaite leader of Kenya mall attack?

Kenyan police are investigating claims that the al-Shabab mall attack may have been led by Brit Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of the London 7/7 bomber.

Irish terror widow on the run using SA passport

An Irish terror suspect is using a fake SA passport to evade Kenyan cops and the CIA, but home affairs officials say they can't be held responsible.

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