‘Kidnapped’ student activist arrested by the Hawks - report

2016-04-06 10:54
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East London – A student activist who was reportedly kidnapped a few days ago has been arrested and detained by the Hawks, reports said on Wednesday.

Last week, Vusi ‘Oldman’ Mahlangu went missing in Mthatha on Tuesday when he left to attend a meeting with outsourced Walter Sisulu University workers, News24 reported.

But it turns out that Mahlangu was taken into custody on Tuesday night by the Hawks on charges of perjury and defeating the ends of justice, the Daily Dispatch newspaper reported.

The self-proclaimed activist has been leading the #OutsourcingMustFall movement at universities.

Mahlangu’s fellow activists told Power FM that WSU security guards were thought to be behind the supposed kidnapping.

Lunga Mantashe of Pan Africanist Student Movement of Azania (Pasma), said Mahlangu had called to tell them he was being followed by people he believed were from Xhobane Security Services.

"He slept at my house and he left in the morning to address a meeting of workers and he never arrived," Vuyo Mntonintshi told News24.

"At about 16:30 he sent a message saying he has been kidnapped, he is in a dark place... and that is the last time we heard from him and we can't get hold of him."

Read more on:    walter sisulu university  |  east london  |  crime  |  university protests

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