#Shiraaz Mohamed

Shiraaz Mohamed back on South African soil

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[…]

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Shiraaz Mohamed free after escape from captivity: GOTG

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[…]

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New video of Shiraaz Mohamed surfaces

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,[…]

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Ransom of R21.5m demanded for Shiraaz Mohamed

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[…]

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Breakthrough in case of missing SA journalist

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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