Violence, torture, abuse of power: SA man describes horror of wrongful imprisonment in Equatorial Guinea

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Daniel Janse van Rensburg and his wife, Melanie.
Daniel Janse van Rensburg and his wife, Melanie.
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Daniel Janse van Rensburg says he hopes the R39 million in damages he won for being wrongfully imprisoned by Equatorial Guinea's vice president, Teodorin Nguema Obiang, will send a strong message to other leaders who abuse their powers. 

"This is not justice because we can't really get justice. But it is a kind of closure," he told News24. 

Janse van Rensburg came close to death from cerebral malaria and violent prison riots during the 423 days that he was unlawfully jailed and tortured in Equatorial Guinea's notorious Black Beach prison after his aviation partnership with Obiang's uncle fell apart.

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