CPT’s Shireen Essop found after three weeks

By Tauhierah Salie After more than three weeks of prayer and suspense, Shireen Essop has been reunited with her Cape Town family. A family spokesperson released a statement on Saturday morning confirming that the 32-year-old was found. She was hijacked in Weltevreden Road, Philippi, while on the phone with her[…]

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Oil tanker ‘hijacked’ off Malaysia coast

A Malaysian oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel has been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters, according to authorities. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said in a statement on Tuesday that the ship, Vier Harmoni, had been located in the waters off Batam, Indonesia. The MMEA said they[…]

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SA bishops safe after EgyptAir hijacking

“Thank God we are safe. Everyone is safe.” These were the words of Metropolitan Bishop Damaskinos Papandreou, of the Greek Orthodox Church of Joburg and Pretoria, after the Egyptian plane hijacking on Tuesday. EgyptAir MS181 was seized by a passenger claiming to be wearing a suicide belt soon after it[…]

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Reports: Hijacked EgyptAir plane lands in Cyprus

One man thought to be armed on the plane that was heading from Alexandria to Cairo. An EgyptAir plane carrying more than 80 people has landed at Larnaca airport in Cyprus, according to news reports quoting officials and aviation authorities. The plane was flying from Alexandria to Cairo and, according[…]

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