Deported US congressman living in fear

JOHANNESBURG - Former US congressman Mel Reynolds says he is in hiding in South Africa following his deportation from Zimbabwe because he believes his life is in danger.

He told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he believes he is being pursued by a secret Zimbabwean death squad because he has information on American businessmen, especially from Chicago, who are doing business illegally with Zimbabwe.

He accused the Mugabe regime of “trumping up” pornography charges against him two weeks ago to discredit him.

He was arrested on February 16 and after spending a few days in a Zimbabwean jail, the pornography charges were dropped on a technicality, while he pleaded guilty to violating Zimbabwe’s immigration laws.

He was deported to South Africa on February 23 after paying a $100 fine.

Comments (9)

The zezuru hit squad from zvimba! A greedy lot as usual!

Tongogara - 5 March 2014

So Mugabe's death squads opened his zip and forced him to engage in sexual activities with black Zim prostitutes???? Ngaataure ma businessman acho? Zii... Futsek to this guy.

wezhira wezhara - 5 March 2014

This was overstayed in Zim and couldn't pay his hotel bills. Now he wants to talk rubbish here.One can't even attempt to do that where he comes from

hombre - 5 March 2014

While my father taught me never to discard any lead without pursuing it, I view Reynold's allegations with strong suspicion.

Tariro - 5 March 2014

This guy was feted around as royalty and he was beginning to believe he was..He was shocked to his cotton socks when he discovered that the government had wisened up to the fact that he was just a has-been who was cashing on his passport and had no gravitas whatsoever..now he does no know what to do with his new found pauper status..It is not surprising that a belly crawling vermin look alike creature can sink to this level..it is its natural habitat.

gutter poet - 5 March 2014

Why hide in SA and not USA where it is surely safer? Or is the CIA also chasing you? me thinks you got no money to buy air ticket over atlantic you hobo.

simba - 6 March 2014

Surely its safer to go and hide in USA and not in South Africa.

mbatatisi - 6 March 2014

why hiding in SA, why not going back to his home USA, he is a fugitive for sure????

mats - 6 March 2014

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