South African Family hostage in Mali launches fresh appeal

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The family of a South African held hostage by militants in Mali for over five years launched a fresh appeal for his release.

Forty-seven-year-old, Gerco van Deventer, was kidnapped in Libya on 3rd November, 2017.

Van Deventer, an emergency paramedic who was working for a security company, is the only South African citizen held hostage by a non-state actor in the Sahel, according to his wifeShereen van Deventer.

The appeal takes place days after the release of French freelance journalist Olivier Dubois, 48, and 61-year-old American aid worker Jeffery Woodke respectively kidnapped in 2021 and 2016.


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