Cape Town - The US State Department is aware South African freedom fighters remain - wrongly - on its “terrorist lists”.
This was confirmed today by South Africa’s Ministry of International Relations and Co-operation after businessman Tokyo Sexwale was detained last week while entering the US.
Sexwale a billionaire and former Robben Island prisoner, has long served as a senior leader of the ANC, as premier of Gauteng and as human settlements minister.
Sexwale was arrested and detained by immigration control last week at JF Kennedy Airport in New York.
His lawyer, Leslie Mkhabela, was quoted by SABC saying: “They alleged he posed a threat to international security.”