UPDATED: South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is back in the country after almost three years in captivity in Syria. Mohamed’s family confirmed on Friday that he has now returned safely to the country. VOC News tried to contact the family for comment but they have released a statement asking for[…]
“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[…]
The family of Shiraaz Mohamed is desperately seeking donations in pursuit of a R10 million ransom issued by his captors. The kidnapped photojournalist has been held in captivity in Syria by an unknown group since 2017, begging for support, aid and ultimately his life. Despite calls for help and various[…]
Another video of the kidnapped South African photo-journalist Shiraaz Mohamed has emerged in which he makes a desperate plea for the government to assist him. In the visuals, Mohamed, who has lost weight and has dark bags under his eyes, is seen held in an underground cell. Wearing tattered clothing,[…]
In a statement on Saturday, Gift of the Givers revealed that photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed’s captors have demanded $1.5 million (R21.5 million) for his release, which is far more than his family can afford. Following the proof of life video that Gift of the Givers received from Shiraaz’s captors in Syria[…]
Gift of the Givers says it believes someone is giving the kidnappers of South African photo journalist Shiraz Mohamad false information, which has led to the delay in negotiations for his release. Mohamed was captured in Syria in January last year, on his way back to the Turkish border after[…]
The Gift of the Givers said on Tuesday that they had received proof of life that South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed was still alive. Wednesday will mark exactly one year since Mohamed was captured in Syria on his way back to the Turkish border after accompanying the Gift of the[…]
Following weeks of silence on the whereabouts of Shiraaz Mohamed, new reports reveal that the South African photojournalist is alive. This follows an investigation by a local NGO called Truth Collective South Africa in collaboration with the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Nomaindiya Mfeketo, and the Syrian government.[…]
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