Pardoned Man Arrested by Federal Authorities

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Federal officials say a South African man pardoned by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will remain in federal custody pending the outcome of an immigration case.

Azikiwe Kambule was released from a Mississippi prison Saturday after the state Supreme Court upheld Barbour's end-of-term pardons.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Temple Black says Monday that Kambule was taken into federal custody for
overstaying his visa. He's being held in Louisiana.

Kambule's attorney has said he wants to return to South Africa.

Kambule came to the United States as teenager in 1994 while his mother went to college here. He was sentenced in 1997 to 35 years
for armed carjacking and accessory after the fact to murder.

He's one of nearly 200 people Barbour pardoned before leaving
office in January.


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  • by Anonymous Location: monroe on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:44 AM
    at kate look ... imma say it nicely... u need to take urself bac wea u came frm.. he isnt a bad person n in the bible god said u shall not judge anyone that he should b the only to judge.... so leave him alone
  • by Peter Pan Location: Meridian on Mar 14, 2012 at 01:27 AM
    I know it's sad to say this. But give them time and they will be back or at least some of them. Just like the saying Build and they will come!!!
  • by arlie Location: meridian on Mar 13, 2012 at 08:39 PM
    hey they caught a black man who whants to go back home..send him,,it will be cheaper///an why do they let all the mexicans steal rob and kill and brings drugs over here stay without a fight.send them somemore guns obamba..but send them home too.doo what the laws say and get of ur lousy buts...
  • by Katie on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:08 AM
    Not every pardon Barbour issued was a mistake. Some had served their time in prison and are now productive members of society. For them, I am thankful. I do not, however, believe someone still serving time, murderers, no less, should be pardoned. As for this guy, send him back to South Africa and get him off our dime as taxpayers.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 05:08 AM
    Haley Barbour did a huge injustice to Mississippi in his final days in office. I hope every one of his pardons come back to bite him in the rear end.
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