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Nelson Mandela’s son-in-law wanted for rape in Connecticut (judge let him leave the country)
Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | 22 May 2005 | SIMPIWE PILISO

Posted on 05/23/2005 8:17:17 AM PDT by dead

ONE of former President Nelson Mandela’s sons-in-law is wanted in the US for rape — and is a fugitive from justice after violating his bail conditions.

Dr Isaac Amuah, the husband of Mandela’s eldest daughter, Makaziwe, stands accused of raping an algebra student while an assistant professor at the Manchester Technical Community College in Hartford, Connecticut.

The State’s Attorneys office this week confirmed that a warrant for the arrest of the Harvard graduate was issued in January 1994, a month after he left the US for South Africa.

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE: Nelson Mandela’s son-in-law, Dr Isaac Amuah,
who is a wanted man in the US Picture: MUNTU VILAKAZI

His bail of $10000 was increased to $150000 after he failed to appear in court.

Until now, the US authorities have not pursued Amuah through the South African justice system because he was believed to have been in his native Ghana.

On Thursday, Supervisory Inspector Jim Looby of the State’s Attorneys office said that now that Amuah’s whereabouts had been established, proceedings would be started at once to have him return to the US to face the charges.

The Sunday Times has a copy of his arrest warrant, which states that Amuah failed to appear in the Superior Court in Hartford on January 28 1994 to face charges of sexual assault and rape.

The document lists one charge of rape, two counts of sexual assault, three counts of unlawful restraint and also failure to appear in court.

Amuah left the US shortly after being arrested and paying bail of $10000, but never returned to the US for his next court appearance.

The warrant instructs law enforcement authorities in the state of Connecticut to arrest the suspect.

If extradited and convicted, Amuah could face up to 20 years in jail.

On Friday, Amuah, who is on a trip out of the country, declined to comment about the case.

“I would rather plead with you that as an African brother, just wait for me to come back to South Africa so that we can sit down and talk about it,” he said.

The attorney representing Amuah at the time, Joseph Moniz, was not available for comment.

Amuah allegedly made sexual advances towards the student in his flat on April 23 1993 and the alleged rape followed a few days later.

The woman’s claims were reported to the college’s sexual harassment office, leading to his arrest on May 20 1993.

That December the court allowed Amuah to travel to South Africa to spend Christmas with his family, on condition that he return to Hartford in the first week of January for trial.

But Amuah never returned and instead secured a director’s post at the Foundation for Research Development in Pretoria.

He has been married to Makaziwe Mandela for more than 15 years. The couple were living in the US at the time of the incident.

Amuah, who has a doctorate in physics and education, landed the job of part-time assistant professor at the college in 1990. He was suspended after details of the rape charges emerged when the college held a hearing.

Now a businessman, Amuah was the official Mandela family spokesman in January following the death of Mandela’s son, Makgatho.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: govwatch; theyareallalike; uglydude; uncorruption
That December the court allowed Amuah to travel to South Africa to spend Christmas with his family, on condition that he return to Hartford in the first week of January for trial. But Amuah never returned and instead secured a director’s post at the Foundation for Research Development in Pretoria.

I wonder if this judge regularly allows accused rapists to leave the country, or was this case “special”?

I got a dollar that says "Clinton appointee."

1 posted on 05/23/2005 8:17:21 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

wow :(


2 posted on 05/23/2005 8:19:48 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: dead

He probably raped a white girl so nobody cared...


3 posted on 05/23/2005 8:20:54 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: 2banana

What does he think he is? A Kennedy?


4 posted on 05/23/2005 8:23:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: 2banana
This article is from a South African newspaper.

Apparently, the US media is not interested in reporting yet another (allegedly) violent criminal in the family of this untouchable leftist icon.

I imagine if the alleged offender was the son-in-law of a conservative foreign icon (say Margaret Thatcher), the media response would be a bit more inquisitive about the circumstances surrounding his crime and permission to leave the country.

But I'm just speculating, of course.

5 posted on 05/23/2005 8:26:50 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: massgopguy; cardinal4

He is a native of Ghana. Do we see the unctuous other high-profile Ghanaian's fingerprints here? The, uh, Honorable Kofi Annan?


6 posted on 05/23/2005 8:28:29 AM PDT by Ax (You've got to hand it to Venus de Milo.)
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To: dead
Apparently, the US media is not interested in reporting yet another (allegedly) violent criminal in the family of this untouchable leftist icon

It's unbelievable that putting panties on the heads of terrorists or flushing a book down the toilet is headline material, yet the son of the head of the UN rapes a girl, is allowed to leave the country and no one reports it.

Freakin' amazing.

7 posted on 05/23/2005 8:32:25 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: softwarecreator
...yet the son of the head of the UN...

I believe you have Mr. Mandela confused with Kofi Annan.

8 posted on 05/23/2005 8:34:11 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: dead
Daddy was a murderer/terrorist and little Amuah is a rapist.

And these folks are Gods to the American left.
9 posted on 05/23/2005 8:36:22 AM PDT by LIConFem (Mein Luftkissenboot ist mit Aalen voll.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
They all look alike.

(Leftist international icons for Africa, I mean!)

10 posted on 05/23/2005 8:36:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

$10,000 bail? Pathetic.


11 posted on 05/23/2005 8:43:39 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: dead

I think it was a state court. The article mentions the state attorney.


12 posted on 05/23/2005 8:45:41 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Oh well, I'm out a buck (in a figurative sense.) Maybe the next Clinton will appoint him to a higher court.


13 posted on 05/23/2005 8:48:56 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

yep. Sounds like Hillary's first appointment to the Supreme Court.


14 posted on 05/23/2005 8:51:35 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: dead

BTTT


15 posted on 05/23/2005 8:52:12 AM PDT by Unicorn
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To: 2banana

He probably raped a white girl so nobody cared...
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oh common! That is pure speculation and I don't see what purpose it serves to say it.


16 posted on 05/23/2005 8:57:14 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/charterschoolsexplained.htm)
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To: traviskicks

Some people say things for a reaction.


17 posted on 05/23/2005 8:58:53 AM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: dead

Nelson Mandela, Oprah's friend.


18 posted on 05/23/2005 9:02:59 AM PDT by freekitty
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To: dead

I can't believe it!! Well, actually I can. But Jesus, the judge couldn't have imagined him being a flight risk?


19 posted on 05/23/2005 9:04:50 AM PDT by soundandvision
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To: LIConFem
Daddy was a murderer/terrorist and little Amuah is a rapist.

Who are you referring to? Nelson Mandela or Amuah's father?

20 posted on 05/23/2005 9:06:33 AM PDT by TheOtherOne
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To: dead

Dr Isaac Amuah: "Put some ice on that, honey!"


21 posted on 05/23/2005 9:07:08 AM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: LIConFem

' You just wait young man until your mother-in-law (Winnie) takes a machete to you!' N. Mandela


22 posted on 05/23/2005 9:11:47 AM PDT by Pat79thST (Pat79thSt. - Irish arthritis - I get stiff in a different joint every night!)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

yeah, sorry


23 posted on 05/23/2005 9:16:29 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: dead

I'm sure that the accused rapist's father-in-law will adhere to the rule of Law and call for his son-in-law's extradition back to the U.S. Not! The usual bunch will call this a racially motivated prosecution. He only fled because Connecticut is a white man's venue.


24 posted on 05/23/2005 9:17:52 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: dead

This is amazing - no mention in CT newspapers. I would think that CT Atty. General Blumenthal would be out in the spotlight, selling himself as as hero, as usual. Hm, why not?

The results of a Google news search on his name shows the following publications:

Mandela's son-in-law vows to face rape charge
Independent Online, South Africa

Mandela's son-in-law wanted for rape
iAfrica.com, South Africa - May 21, 2005

Mandela's son-in-law wanted for alleged rape
Xinhua, China - May 21, 2005

Lawyer comes to the rescue of Mandela
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain

Lawyer who saved Mandela’s life now fights to defend his name
Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates - May 21, 2005

Mandela's son-in-law wanted on rape charge
Independent Online, South Africa - May 22, 2005

Mandela's son-in-law 'wanted'
News24, South Africa - May 22, 2005

Mandela's son-in-law wanted for alleged rape
People's Daily Online, China - May 21, 2005

Mandela's son-in-law wanted for rape in US
Dispatch Online, South Africa - 8 hours ago

I won't dodge rape rap, says Mandela's son-in-law
The South African Star (subscription), South Africa

Mandela son-in-law faces US rape charge
Mail & Guardian Online, South Africa - May 21, 2005

Mandela's son-in-law wanted for alleged rape: Report
SABC News, South Africa - May 21, 2005


25 posted on 05/23/2005 9:28:47 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough (Unlike anything you've ever been.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

He is not Mandela's son, but son-in-law.


26 posted on 05/23/2005 9:53:55 AM PDT by newbeginning (newbeginning)
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To: dead
Amuah, who has a doctorate in physics and education, landed the job of part-time assistant professor at the college in 1990.

Hmmm. Is that a doctorate in "physics and education," OR two separate degrees in in "physics" and "education" ?

There's a big difference. The first is likely a phony-baloney ed-school degree meaning he's supposedly qualified to teach high school level physics (or something like that.

The second -at least, the physics degree part of it- might really mean something.

Or maybe it's a misprint, and the reporter meant "physical education."

27 posted on 05/23/2005 11:17:52 AM PDT by shhrubbery! (The 'right to choose' = The right to choose death --for somebody else.)
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To: dead

#1 in the world for:
Murder
Rape
AIDS
The "New, Free South Africa" is one of the most censored stories in the country. The Limo Libs were too busy congratulating themselves after their Embassy photo op sit-ins to notice.
To paraphrase Goldwater: They let go of the drowning man's rope to go "help somebody else."


28 posted on 05/23/2005 3:08:01 PM PDT by pollwatcher (the liberal mind works like a parachute - drifty and groundless)
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...
Connecticut ping!

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent Connecticut ping list.

29 posted on 05/23/2005 9:23:16 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: dead

How 'bout a $150k live-bounty and a $500k dead-bounty on him? I'm sure there's at least ONE enterprising vigilante out there looking for that kind of score.

Besides - if doctor milk-dud-head has ANY sense and realizes he's worth more dead-than-alive, he'd make haste to turn himself in, pronto!


30 posted on 05/23/2005 10:02:21 PM PDT by solitas (So what if I support a platform that has fewer flaws than yours? 'Mystic' dual 500 G4's, OSX.3.7)
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