‘A luta continua’ for Sexwale

2013-10-28 00:00

FORMER minister Tokyo Sexwale was briefly held in custody at the J.F. Kennedy airport in New York last night, as his name still appears on an apartheid-era list of banned visitors.

The SABC confirmed reports that Sexwale, a businessman, was on a business visit to the U.S.

During the struggle years against apartheid, the U.S. did not allow struggle activists to enter the country. The ban has since been lifted, but not all the names on the list had been removed.

Sexwale’s attorney Lesley Mkhabela yesterday said the former minister of housing and Gauteng premier will take up the issue with U.S. authorities.

He will write to the U.S. embassy in Pretoria and send a copy to the U.S. State Department to ensure it does not happen again in future, Mkhabela said.

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