The rescued South African National arrived home safely

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane announces that the South African national who was rescued by EU naval forces from a yacht off the coast of Somalia over the past weekend following attack by pirates has safely arrived in South Africa and was received by support staff of Government.  Sustained efforts to attain the release of two other South African nationals being held by as yet unidentified parties in Somalia are continuing.

For more information, please contact the Chief Director for Public Diplomacy, Mr Saul Kgomotso Molobi, on 082 940 1647, +27 12 351 0083 or e-mail him at

Issued by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

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10 November 2010

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