There is still no word from the South African government on the growing number of reports of alleged human rights violations in Zimbabwe. News24 understands that the matter is being discussed by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco). Department spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele told News24 on Tuesday morning that[…]
While most countries across the globe remain on coronavirus alert, there is simply nothing that can be done to facilitate the return of more than 100 South African healthcare workers to Saudi Arabia. This according to the Saudi embassy, which said the kingdom was doing this in the interest of[…]
An Athlone couple stuck in Thailand due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic are appealing to South African authorities to assist citizens abroad. Saadiqa and Muhammad Akram Coghlan have been in Bangkok since March and are among several South Africans wanting to be repatriated back home. In anticipation of[…]
“I just want to grab Shiraaz and hold him.” These were the words of Shirley Brijlal, the former wife of SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped and held hostage in Syria for almost three years. Gift of the Givers announced this week that they had received information that Mohamed[…]
Captured photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is safe in Turkey and through diplomatic channels, will return to South Africa soon. That was the word from Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, the founder of the Gift of the Givers Foundation, speaking to VOC Breakfast Beat, following the breakthrough that the South African is now free[…]
BREAKING NEWS: Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers has confirmed that after more than two years, Shiraaz Mohamed has been freed from captivity in Syria. The South African photo-journalist has been held in captivity by an unknown group in Syria since January 2017, who demanded $1.5m ransom to secure his[…]
As the mother of missing Cape Town man Mushfiq Daniels wages a desperate search for her son in Vietnam, family and friends have made a call for urgent funding and assistance. Mushfiq has been missing in Vietnam for the past four months and his disappearance has been shrouded in mystery.[…]
Four months after her son, John Bothma, disappeared without a trace in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Coleen Bothma has finally managed to secure a flight from South Africa to Vietnam where she hopes to get answers. John and another South African teacher, Mushfiq Daniels, were both reported missing in Vietnam[…]
The first court appearance of a South African woman who has been detained in Oman since 9 May was postponed on Wednesday. While Collin’s family still has a limited understanding of what the charges are against her, the reason for postponement was to assist in ensuring that she gains access[…]
Three South African men are embroiled in complex international situations with little hope of return. South African photo-journalist Shiraaz Mohamed is being held hostage by an armed group in Syria while John Bothma and Mushfiq Daniels have disappeared without a trace while staying in Vietnam. Founder of the Gift of[…]
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