SA hostage freed in Yemen

South Africa
A South African teacher has been released after being kidnapped in Yemen last May. Her kidnappers are still holding her husband. eNCA

SANAA - Al Qaeda-linked militants have released a South African citizen who was kidnapped in Yemen more than seven months ago.

Yolandie Korkie was kidnapped along with her husband, Pierre, in the southern city of Taiz in May last year.

Humanitarian group, Gift of the Givers, negotiated Yolandie's release after months of talks.

Her husband is still being held captive however and it's believed the kidnappers are holding out for a ransom payment.

The South African couple worked as teachers in Bloemfontein before moving to the Middle East.

eNCA anchor, Joanne Joseph interviewed Gift of the Givers founder, Imtiaz Sooliman for more insight into the negotiations - watch the full interview above.

-eNCA

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