At least 1,062 South African citizens are languishing in prisons all over the world. Most prisoners are serving time for drug-related offences.
This was revealed by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in response to a Parliamentary question.
There could be even more South Africans in overseas prisons, since Minister Nkoana-Mashabane said the 1,062 were only those who had asked Consulates for assistance.
Source: (www.sowetan.co.za 20091210)
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