The South African government will leave Ghanaian authorities to deal with three of their citizens arrested for unlawful training and false declaration in the country.
The Media Liaison Director in-charge of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Nelson Kgwete says the case is now a criminal one, as such, they will allow the Ghanaian authorities to continue with the criminal process.
The three who were brought in by the opposition New Patriotic Party are retired South African Police Officers and were arrested at Agona Duakwa in the Central Region for allegedly engaging in activities that threaten the nation’s security. They were arraigned on Thursday.
Speaking to exclusively to Citi News, the of Media Liaison Director in-charge at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, Nelson Kgwete said the South African government will “leave the Ghanaian Authorities to handle the case because it is a criminal case.”
“The process is in the hands of the Ghanaian police, it is not a diplomatic issue, and so we have to leave them to follow through with their processes. The Ghanaian Police are investigating criminalities. The three are not part of our government, and so it cannot be treated as a diplomatic case. If they are charged and jailed, we are not going to initiate any process because the process is in the hands of Ghanaian authorities and they should be subjected to Ghanaian laws.”