The two have been kept in custody without charge, South Africa’s High Commissioner to Tanzania, Thami Mseleku, told the Cape Times on Sunday.
Acclaimed South African human rights lawyer Sibongile Ndashe, who is the director of the Institute for Strategic Litigation in Africa, as well as a second South African whose name has not yet been released, were among the group of 12 people arrested last week.
At the time Dar es Salaam police head Lazaro Mambosasa said the 12 were being questioned ahead of being sent to court. “We arrested the criminals at (the hotel) Peacock - they were promoting homosexuality. Two are South Africans, one Ugandan and nine Tanzanians. Tanzanian law forbids this act between people of the same sex,” Mambosasa reportedly said.
But yesterday Mseleku said the two South Africans had not been charged with any crimes yet.