Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, CEO of Gift of the Givers Foundation speaks about the death of Pierre Korkie at a press conference on Saturday 6 December 2014 in Johannesburg.
TIMBUKTU –Non-profit organisation, Gift of the Givers is to help negotiate the release of South African man Stephen McGown who&39;s been held hostage for three years by Al-Qaeda militants in Mali.
The organisation&39;s Imtiaz Sooliman says he has been talking to the government about the issue since 2014, saying it is aware of his organisation&39;s efforts.
Al-Qaeda&39;s holding the South African captive in Mali, after kidnapping him in 2011.
A video of McGown pleading for the government to help secure his release, surfaced last week.
In it, he was sitting alongside a Swedish national, and they both appeared to be in good health.
For an interview with Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman, watch the video above.