South African man held in Mozambique on terrorist suspicions dies in custody

South African man held in Mozambique on terrorist suspicions dies in custody

A South African, Andre Hanekom, has died in custody today after being held as a suspected terrorist in Mozambique. South Africa's High Commissioner in Maputo has been ordered to investigate the death.

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South African Andre Hanekom, being held as a suspected terrorist in Mozambique, has died today in custody.

Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Foreign Affairs spokesperson, has revealed that South African High Commissioner in Maputo has been ordered to investigate the death.

Andre Hankom's wife, Francis, and daughter, Andrie, has confirmed his death.

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Hankom, 61, had lived in Mozambique for 26 years and had been an avid hunter and fisherman.

People close to Hankom feel his arrest had been a case of mistaken identity or an attempt to frame him by business rivals. He had been arrested as a suspected supporter of a terrorist group responsible for numerous murders in Cabo Delgado.

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Francis Hankom revealed that authorities were attempting to gain access to a seafront property he owns which overlooks abundant gas deposits.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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