World Cup threat thwarted

Cops arrest man over death threat

January 21, 2010
By Reuters
Police on Thursday arrested one of two men who threatened in a television interview to kill fans at June's World Cup, causing uproar among officials fearful that South Africa's high crime rate will deter foreign visitors.

The interview last weekend on the private channel eTV unleashed days of controversy over both crime and freedom of the press after authorities issued subpoenas for two of the station's journalists to reveal their sources.

A man who set up the interview with ...

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