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South Africa Hunts 11 Men Who Raped 17-Year-Old Girl1 minute read

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South African authorities have begun a massive manhunt for some men who allegedly gangraped a girl in OR Tambo District.

Authorities in the country say 11 men were involved in the incident which happened on Friday, 4 September 2020.

The girl, 17, had walked her friends home and was en route to her own home when she was accosted by four men who allegedly grabbed her and dragged her to a nearby soccer field.

Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said the “men took her to the field where they allegedly raped her. They left her and returned with more men who allegedly continued to rape the girl.”

After the committing the crime, the victim was left in the field for dead.

He said it was still unclear whether the attack was premeditated, adding that investigation will “unearth and unpack all the truths and motives behind this act.”

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga said a task team has been set up to trace and track the perpetrators.

“No arrest has been made at this stage and anyone with information on this incident, may please contact D/Sergeant Soyiso Sikhunyana on 0798900755 or may contact our Crime Stop Line on 08600 10111 and the information will be treated with confidentiality.”

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Uganda Establishes First Free Zone at Entebbe Airport

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The government of Uganda through the Uganda Free Zone Authority (UFZA) has finalised plans to establish the first public free zone at Entebbe International Airport. The free zone is projected to boost export-oriented investment in the country.

The project will be implemented by the National Enterprise Corporation (NEC) on a five acre piece of land acquired from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) at the Entebbe International Airport premises.

Under the arrangement, the project targets sectors which include food processing, mineral processing, warehousing, storage and simple assembly, where all operators in the public free zone will process their products for onward export through Entebbe International Airport.

The development of the Public Free Zone projected to cost UGX 48billion will, on completion house seven production units and trade houses such as offices of the Uganda Free Zones Authority, Uganda Revenue Authority, and other government offices to promote enterprise. The Government of Uganda (GoU) has already awarded UGX 12.5 Billion for the first phase of the project.

Speaking at the site handover event, Hez Kimoomi Alinda, the Uganda Free Zones Authority Executive Director, said the project is expected to contribute cargo volumes, create hundreds of direct jobs and significantly improve Uganda’s exports.

“On completion, the project will support increased production quality assurance and value addition to commodities that are widely produced by the masses to improve household incomes, create employment and eliminate poverty as well as improve the value of Uganda’s exports,” he said.

Alinda was speaking while handing over the site for the construction of the Entebbe International Airport Free Zone at which he said they had acquired five acres from the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority for the development and contracted National Enterprise Corporation, the commercial arm of the UPDF for the construction.

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In an interview with NC’s Tolu Adeleru-Balogun, Politician and Gender activist Ndi Kato speaks on the demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutality.

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