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South African police said Monday they have arrested a man for allegedly distributing pornographic images with the faces of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Police Minister Bheki Cele and Cele’s wife superimposed on them.
The man will appear in court in the capital, Pretoria, on Tuesday on charges of contravening the Cyber Crimes Act, which relates to unlawfully accessing or processing computer data.
The 34-year-old distributed the images to police officers and to the public on social media, police said.
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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses new members of the African National Congress during an election campaign on May 14, 2023. A man was arrested in South Africa for superimposing the face of Ramaphosa onto pornographic images and distributing them. (RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Police spokesperson Philani Nkwalase told news website TimesLive that the investigation started in May when the images were first distributed. The man was traced to the eastern city of Pietermaritzburg, where he was arrested.
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Pornography is legal in South Africa, although its distribution is restricted.