JOHANNESBURG - A United Nations torture investigator has confirmed that he had written the Government of Zimbabwe to express concern about allegations that state security agents had assaulted the 45 activists who, after watching reports of the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, were recently detained and charged with treason.

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who was successfully treated for breathing difficulties during a two-day stay in hospital, has been discharged and is breathing on his own.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) has asked the media to stop speculating about former president Nelson Mandela's health and give the family some privacy.We appeal, particularly to the media fraternity to refrain from making unfounded and unwarranted speculation in relation to Madiba's health," News 24 quoted ANC spokesperson Jackson Mthembu as saying.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority has submitted papers for the extradition of British Indian murder-accused Shrien Dewani to the South African justice department.

JOHANNESBURG - Former South African President Nelson Mandela's anguish at the suffering his political activism caused his wife and children has been revealed in a new book called 'Conversations with Myself', which is set to be released today.
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