*The lawyer of Haiti’s Jean-Bertrand Aristide says actor Danny Glover has arrived in South Africa to escort the exiled former president home, reports the Associated Press.
Miami lawyer Ira Kurzban flew to Johannesburg Wednesday on the same mission amid unexplained delays as the United States called for Aristide to put off his departure until Sunday’s disputed presidential runoff in his homeland.
Kurzban says the star of the “Lethal Weapon” action movies arrived Thursday morning.
Aristide has been in exile seven years. Aides say he fears that either of the two right-wing candidates running for president might reverse the decision to allow his return once elected.
Glover is among U.S. celebrities and politicians including Jesse Jackson and entertainer Harry Belafonte who have been pushing for Aristide’s return.