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South Africa police release Ethiopians who have business licenses, residence permits

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Addis Ababa, August 13, 2019 (FBC) –South African police freed Ethiopian nationals who have business licenses and residence permits, according to the Ethiopian Embassy in Pretoria.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week reported the detention of 150 Ethiopians by South African police in connection with illegal business and counterfeit products.

However, those who have licenses and residency documents were freed owing to the efforts made in partnership with heads of Ethiopian association and the business community, said the embassy in a statement today..

The embassy further indicated that it will continue to follow the situation of the remaining Ethiopian prisoners closely, the statement noted.

About 600 foreigners were arrested in a police raid in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week