S.Africa police: Congo rebel 'ringleader' arrested
Unidentified suspects are led out of court after appearing in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Nineteen alleged members of a Congolese rebel group including one U.S. citizen sought help in their effort to overthrow Congolese President Joseph Kabila, offering mining rights in their resource-rich country in exchange for weapons and training, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP Photo)
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 5:15 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Police in South Africa said Sunday they arrested the "ringleader" of a group of 19 Congolese rebels who now face charges of allegedly plotting a war to unseat Congolese President Joseph Kabila.
The leader, who police declined to identify before his arraignment this week in a Pretoria court, was arrested Friday in Cape Town, said Capt. Paul Ramaloko, a spokesman for South African Police Service. Ramaloko said the man didn't fight his arrest, though he declined to offer any other details.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 5:15 pm.