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    SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY BRANCH DETECTIVES ARRESTED 11 PEOPLE IN JOHANNESBURG LAST FRIDAY UNDER THE 90-DAY ARREST CLAUSE OF THE NEW NO-TRIAL ACT.

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    SOUTH AFRICAN SECURITY BRANCH DETECTIVES ARRESTED 11 PEOPLE IN JOHANNESBURG LAST FRIDAY UNDER THE 90-DAY ARREST CLAUSE OF THE NEW NO-TRIAL ACT.THE ARRESTS WERE THE FIRST UNDER THE CLAUSE IN THE RECENTLY PASSED SECURITY BILL, PROVIDING FOR PEOPLE TO BE HELD 90 DAYS AT A TIME FOR QUESTIONING.ALTHOUGH THEY MAY SEE A MAGISTRATE ONCE A WEEK, THE COURTS HAVE NO RIGHT TO INTERFERE WITH DETENTION.

    AMONG THE ELEVEN PEOPLE ARRESTED WERE: MR.MOOLLA, 28-YEAR-OLD SECRETARY OF THE TRANSVAAL INDIAN YOUTH CONGRESS; AND MR.WOLFIE KODESH, REPORTED AS A "LISTED COMMUNIST," AND FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE BANNED NEWSPAPER "NEW AGE."
    MR.MOOLLA'S WIFE, ZUBEIDA, REPORTEDLY WAS TOLD BY A SECURITY BRANCH OFFICER THAT IF HER HUSBAND ANSWERED CERTAIN QUESTIONS HE WOULD BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY.IF HE DID NOT, HE WOULD BE DETAINED FOR 90 DAYS "OR LONGER."
    MRS.MOOLLA SAID SHE WAS TOLD THIS WHEN SHE TELEPHONED A SECURITY BRANCH MAN TO FIND OUT IF SHE COULD TAKE FOOD AND CLOTHING TO HER HUSBAND, WHO IS DETAINED AT MARSHALL SQUARE POLICE STATION.SHE SAID SHE WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS BELIEVED HER HUSBAND HAD "CERTAIN INFORMATION."
    MR.KODESH WAS ARRESTED IN THE EVENING AT THE HOME OF SOME FRIENDS.THE SECURITY BRANCH OFFICERS ALLOWED HIM TO TAKE HIS VAN HOME.THEY TOLD HIM HE WAS BEING ARRESTED UNDER THE 90-DAY CLAUSE.

    THE CLAUSE LAYS DOWN THAT DETAINEES MAY HELD FOR ONLY 90 DAYS ON A "PARTICULAR OCCASION." AFTER 90 DAYS, HOWEVER, THERE IS NOTHING TO STOP THEM BEING RE-ARRESTED AND HELD FOR FURTHER PERIOD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGL4VLI39TAYZZTWAY4S2LDWO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGL4VLI39TAYZZTWAY4S2LDWO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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