South African Government remains Optimistic about the  possibility of the release of the 3 South Africans Abducted in Yemen

Pretoria: The South African Embassy in Riyadh and Honorary Consul in Yemen will continue to do everything in their power, working with the Yemeni authorities, to help find a speedy and amicable resolution to the matter, said Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Nomfanelo Kota.

In this regard, Ambassador John Davies will continue to be in constant contact with the Yemeni authorities with the ultimate aim of ensuring the release of the three South Africans. “We continue to pray and hope that they will be freed soon, concluded Ms. Kota” The Government will continue to monitor developments in this matter and inform the public accordingly.

Issued by Nomfanelo Kota on 082 459 3787

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3 January 2009

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