Mel Reynolds ‘In Hiding’ In South Africa

Source: Ben Bradley / ABC 7 Chicago

March 3, 2014  — Former Congressman Mel Reynolds breaks his silence after being deported from Zimbabwe. He says he’s now in hiding.

Eyewitness News reached the former Congressman by phone in South Africa. That’s where he says he has been in “hiding” since his flight out of Zimbabwe a little more than a week ago.

Mel Reynolds spent 2 years and 10 months in Congress. Last month, he was in a Zimbabwean jail for six days.

The former Congressman was initially arrested and charged with overstaying his visa and possessing pornography on his phone and computer. The state-run newspaper claimed Reynolds had 100 videos and 2,000 nude photos, some of couples having sex.

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