Sunday, November 14, 2010
Nelson Mandela's fugitive son-in-law still wanted for rape
Isaac Kwame Amuah, who is wanted on rape and assault charges in Hartford, Connecticut, has evaded US law enforcement authorities for 17 years. One of his companies, ORS Holdings, is central in a consortium that bought a coal mine in Swaziland from mining giant Xstrata Alloys, in a R500-million deal. Chancellor House is also a member of the consortium, which plans to supply coal to several power plants - placing the ANC as a major player in Eskom's R485-billion expansion program to meet rising demand for electricity. In a previous, controversial deal, Chancellor House invested in Hitachi Power Africa, which won a R38.5-billion contract to supply boilers for Eskom's two new coal-fired power stations. Opposition parties have said that Amuah's political connections and business dealings with the ANC have managed to keep him from being arrested and extradited to the United States. US authorities have issued an extradition request through their embassy in Pretoria. The South African Police Service is aware of the warrant.