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S.Africa denies deposed Central African leader visit

Published on 05/06/2013

South Africa denied reports on Wednesday that ousted Central African Republic president Francois Bozize was en route to the country.

“I don’t know where those reports come from,” said South Africa’s foreign affairs spokesman Clayson Monyela.

An aide to Bozize told AFP Tuesday the deposed leader was in Nairobi en route for South Africa.

But Bozize’s spokesman later denied that report.

Bozize, 66, fled the Central African Republic to Cameroon after a rebel coalition seized power on March 24 in the latest coup in the chronically unstable nation.

His country issued an international arrest warrant for charges including 22 murders and 119 “summary executions” as well as numerous abductions and the destruction of nearly 4,000 homes.