Media Statement

25 September 2018

Statement on the kidnapping of a South African national in Burkina Faso

The South African Government has been informed of the kidnapping of a South African national in Burkina Faso. The Government through the South African missions in that region is working with law enforcement agencies to attend to the situation. The family of the affected South African has been informed.

Government urges all South Africans to be alert as they travel and to be sensitive to possible security challenges in areas they are visiting or working. South Africans also are reminded to register with the mission or with the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) when working or travelling abroad.

Enquiries: Mr Ndivhuwo Mabaya, mabayan@dirco.gov.za or 083 045 7838

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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