17 January 2014
Deputy Minister Ebrahim travels to Yemen for consultations
The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Ebrahim Ebrahim, is scheduled to travel to the Yemeni Republic for consultations with the Government of Yemen and other relevant role players in the situation involving Mr Pierre Korkie.
Mr Korkie and his wife, Ms Yolande Korkie, were kidnapped whilst in Yemen in mid-2013. Ms Korkie was released on 10 January 2013 and has since returned to South Africa. Mr Korkie is still in captivity.
It is hoped that the visit by Deputy Minister Ebrahim to Yemen will result in Mr Korkie being released unharmed and as soon as possible.
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