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Old 24-02-18, 10:12 AM
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Just a sad note for all of you who know William(a member on this forum). He was sentenced to death in South Sudan this week. Crazy though he also received a 9 year sentence, which he has to serve before his execution. So there is still hope for a reprieve. In Africa, this was just a case of being hired by the wrong guy at the wrong time. Our prayers are with you William. Regards Andrew
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Old 24-02-18, 02:49 PM
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Lots of news about it all over the web, one of the least sensationalised ones seems to be this report by Reuters

There is some hope reported here that the South African Government will intervene.
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Old 25-02-18, 04:56 AM
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I haven't met him but that is bad news. Getting involved in any of those conflicts is always a doubtful career choice but I hope he gets a reprieve.
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Old 25-02-18, 08:58 AM
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He should have got out when Riek Machar ran away but he was too loyal to his men. He knew things were getting too hot. He was actually "arrested" during a ceasefire.

On a side note he had almost completed a book on his WWI collection and sadly his collection is being broken up. He had an amazing collection.

http://gmic.co.uk/topic/34843-the-en...world-war-one/

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Old 25-02-18, 09:51 AM
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I have to say that there is nothing on the continent of Africa that remotely surprises me these days.
I'm afraid that if you chose that sort of path in life, with it's ever present risk, you must also accept the potential consequences, this is still darkest Africa and even in the twenty first century, not a great deal seems to have changed.

I really hope, that as a South African national, his government is able to apply as much pressure as possible and ultimately get him the hell out of there.
It would be nice to hope and believe he could say goodbye to his present lifestyle and settle down to retirement.

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Just a sad note for all of you who know William(a member on this forum). He was sentenced to death in South Sudan this week. Crazy though he also received a 9 year sentence, which he has to serve before his execution. So there is still hope for a reprieve. In Africa, this was just a case of being hired by the wrong guy at the wrong time. Our prayers are with you William. Regards Andrew
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Old 27-02-18, 06:14 PM
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I think it is a shame he was ever in that situation in the first place.

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He should have got out when Riek Machar ran away but he was too loyal to his men. He knew things were getting too hot. He was actually "arrested" during a ceasefire.

On a side note he had almost completed a book on his WWI collection and sadly his collection is being broken up. He had an amazing collection.

http://gmic.co.uk/topic/34843-the-en...world-war-one/

regards Iain
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Old 01-03-18, 04:18 AM
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Indeed, there is some hope that the SA Govt might get involved, but we'll see.

regards, Iain

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Old 01-03-18, 09:45 PM
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He should have got out when Riek Machar ran away but he was too loyal to his men. He knew things were getting too hot. He was actually "arrested" during a ceasefire.

On a side note he had almost completed a book on his WWI collection and sadly his collection is being broken up. He had an amazing collection.

http://gmic.co.uk/topic/34843-the-en...world-war-one/

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Who is breaking up the collection ?? Lets hope the SA Govt can do something .......... such a waste .
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On a personal level, I can say that Will has shown me great generosity, both in time and willingness to share images of his vast collection. On a general level his collection was truly vast, not just WW1 and I wonder why it is being broken up? I sincerely hope he can get out of this situation quickly and be reunited with his family, Mike
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Old 05-03-18, 03:50 AM
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Unfortunately his collection has already been broken up. He has been locked up for around a year and a half already, so his wife has sold it off to cover expenses. I am not sure what is still left. It is a very sad situation. Regards Andrew
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Old 28-03-18, 07:18 PM
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I had visited William on a number of occasions ( my son used to live about a km away from him) and yes his private museum/collection/library was amazing.

Lets all hope that somewhere down the line sanity prevails and he can come home.

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I've said it before to some of my mates. " If you choose to work in dodgy Countries, you need to be squeaky clean ".
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Old 29-03-18, 07:34 AM
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I think he just backed the wrong side on this occasion, not good.

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