We have obtained further information on the four white South Africans arrested last week in South Africa. Our understanding is that they are being held in Grootvlei Prison in Bloemfontein.We obtained this information from an officer at a police station in Bloemfontein whom we spoke to this evening.
He wanted to know if we were connected to the men in any way and we assured him that we had no connection and that we were phoning from Northern Ireland and that our only concern was for the men’s welfare, having read of their arrests on the internet.
He asked for our names, which we gave.
When he heard of our concerns for the men’s welfare, he told us their welfare is “fine.” We asked him if we could speak to the men if we phoned the prison. To this he replied, “impossible.” We did not phone the prison.
The four men are due back in court on 8th January, 2013.