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Two siblings abducted in South Africa are believed to have ended up in Malawi

 The Maravi Post: "According to reports in South African papers, two siblings have allegedly been kidnapped in Mpumalanga and trafficked to Malawi. The youngest is said to be 14 years old. 



According to the same reports, It is believed a woman claiming to be a retired teacher, told the girls' grandmother she would help them find jobs in the UK."




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Court frees boy prisoner

The Namibian Newspaper: "THE High Court yesterday ordered the immediate release of a 12-year-old boy who became Namibia's youngest sentenced prison inmate after receiving a six-month jail term for housebreaking and theft at Karasburg in October.

In a review judgement handed down by Judge Elton Hoff, Acting Judge Claus Hinrichsen set aside the boy's conviction and sentence and ordered his immediate release from detention.

Judge Hoff agreed with Acting Judge Hinrichsen's decision, which was based on the principle that a child as young as the boy is presumed not to be criminally liable, especially where he had been involved in a crime while under the influence and instructions of a much older person.
The boy was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on October 19, after he had been convicted in the Karasburg Magistrate's Court on a charge of housebreaking with intent to steal and theft."