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Warner 'took $10m in bribes from South Africa to host 2010 World Cup'

Jack Warner 'took $10m in bribes to host 2010 World Cup' Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The US Justice Department has alleged that former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner solicited $10 million in bribes from the South African government to host the 2010 World Cup.

US officials also claim that Mr Warner 'diverted' some of these bribes for his own personal use.

More: US Attorney General: Fifa Officials were 'expected' to keep football 'honest'

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Former Wimbledon champion Bob Hewitt guilty of rape

Former Wimbledon doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been found guilty of two charges of rape and one charge of sexual assault of minors by a court in South Africa.

Bob Hewitt had been charged with assaulting three underage girls. Credit: Reuters

Australian-born Hewitt, 75, had been charged with assaulting three underage girls during his time coaching children in South Africa in the 1980s.

Bob Hewitt won nine Grand Slam doubles titles, including five at Wimbledon. Credit: PA

Hewitt won nine Grand Slam doubles, including five titles at the All England Club, and six Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the 1960s and 1970s.

Hewitt had denied all the charges.

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Mixed reaction to release of apartheid death-squad leader

There has been a mixed reaction to the decision to free Eugene de Kock within South Africa.

Eugene de Kock has spent 20 years behind bars in South Africa Credit: Reuters

De Kock was sentenced to 212 years in prison in 1994 after being convicted on charges ranging from murder and attempted murder to kidnapping and fraud.

Some South Africans are still angry at the atrocities he committed.

He is not supposed to be freed. The atrocities he did to our people were very bad.

– Aniel Motlhake

Others believe there has to come a time when forgiveness is the only way forward. A taxi driver in Johannesburg told Reuters:

There are some of our black brothers that killed a lot of white people and also white people that killed. At some point we need to forgive one another.

– Joseph Dlamini
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