Daily Archives: February 17, 2020

Outspoken US Labor Leader Owen Bieber Dies at 90

Former U.S. labor leader Owen Bieber, one of the country's most outspoken anti-apartheid activists who also backed Poland's Solidarity labor movement, has died at 90.

A longtime union member, Bieber took over as the head of the United Auto Workers Union in 1983, securing good wages, job security and other benefits for blue-collar auto workers at a time of recession and rising global competition.

He rallied the UAW behind the Solidarity movement in Poland and was a fierce critic of apartheid in South Africa. He traveled to the country, speaking out against racism and imprisonment of labor activists, smuggling photographs of tortured prisoners out of the country back to the U.S.

Bieber was arrested demonstrating outside the South African Embassy in Washington. He hosted Nelson Mandela in Detroit, Michigan, after the South African political leader's release from prison in 1990.

Source: Voice of America

Man nabbed for stock theft

HUMANSDORP - A 24-year-old man was arrested in KwaNomzamo in Humansdorp for allegedly stealing two sheep on Sunday, 16 February 2020.On Sunday, 16 February 2020 around 10am, an off-duty investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Mkhululi Sibengile attached to the Jeffreys Bay Stock Theft and Endangered…

Next of kin sought by Estcourt SAPS

DURBAN - Estcourt police are appealing to the community members for assistance to locate the relatives of the deceased found on 25 January 2020, at 09:10 at Estcourt policing area after a worker who was busy cutting the grass and cleaning on the N3, north…

Man nabbed with firearms appears in court

DURBAN It is alleged on 16 February 2020 at 18:10, police officers from Kranskop acted on an intelligence with regards to suspects in possession of unlicensed firearms.The information received was that the suspect was going to board a taxi to Gauteng. The taxi was intercepted…