Human trafficking, drug smuggling interlinked

Friday 29 May 2015 14:09 SABC The United Nations states that individuals who are coerced into international drug smuggling should be considered victims of human trafficking. South African citizens Thando Pendu and Babsie Nobanda are serving sentences in a Thai prison for drug smuggling – a crime they insist they were forced to commit. According…

Reason for Website Being Down

Good day all. Our website:-www.lockedup.co.za was down for two months. The reasons for this temporary setback, are as follow: During October we received an e-mail that read as follow: On 2015/10/02 04:09 PM, Locked Up Contact Form wrote: Name Craig Firman Email craig@troubleshootit.co.za Message Subject Donation in kind. Submit your post inside the text box…

Drug dealers a curse – Zuma

2016-05-05 16:00 Thulani Gqirana, News24 Cape Town – Drug dealers are a curse in the country and need to be rooted out, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. “Children are abusing parents, stealing furniture at home for money for drugs. Drug dealers are a real curse in the country,” he said in the reply to…

LETTER TO Ms Nkoana-Mashabane

13th October 2015 Dear Ms Nkoana-Mashabane, We are writing on behalf of all the South African families who have family members incarcerated in several foreign countries on drug related charges. As you probably are aware, that besides Ghana and Naples the South African Government is the ONLY other country in the world that refuses to sign…

LETTER TO President Zuma

25th June 2015 Dear President Zuma, With reference to comments made by Mr Nelson Kgwete on a live radio interview on Tuesday 26th May 2015 Interview with DIRCO Nelson Kgwete We would like to address some of the points mentioned in the interview. Concerning the Prisoner Transfer Agreement:  According to Mr Nelson Kgwete he insists that DIRCO…

Dead Cows for Piranhas: an exposé of the South African drug trade

2015/03/24 Article: Marisa Crous – women24 In a brilliant exposé of the South African drug trade, investigative journalist Hazel Friedman dissects all cogs in the clandestine machine, called international drug syndicates. Dead Cows for Piranhas by Hazel Friedman (first published in 2014 by Jonathan Ball publishers) Award-winning investigative journalist, Hazel Friedman sets out on an epic,…