Private investigator Paul O'Sullivan says he is the first man to face arrest for the specific immigration-related charges for which he was detained.
Last week O'Sullivan was arrested by the Hawks at OR Tambo International Airport for contravening the Immigration Act.
I didn't even know that that section of the Immigration Act existed. It's been in place for ten or twelve years and no one has ever been arrested on a Section 26b breach in that period.— Paul O'Sullivan, Private investigator
The section to which O'Sullivan refers, prohibits the use of foreign passports for international travel, but he claims to know several other instances where this has been done and condoned.
According to O’Sullivan, his arrest comes after he started speaking out about alleged state capture by the Gupta family, and laid charges against Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza.
He appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrates Court on Monday and was released on R20 000 bail.
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