Faizel Patel, Radio Islam News - 28-04-2019
NGO Gift of the Givers says it has received video evidence that South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is alive in Syria.
Shiraaz was abducted near the Syrian border with Turkey on the 10 January 2017 while on a humanitarian trip with the Gift of the Givers.
The organization says it has been a very difficult period engaging large networks of people to trace Shiraaz's whereabouts since he went missing, but they have now got video evidence that he is alive.
Gift of the Givers Imtiaz Sooliman says the proof of life video, made on 13 April 2019, arrived by WhatsApp at 10pm on 26 April.
“Shiraaz's family was very emotional, ecstatic, full of hope and grateful to the Almighty. They knew for certain that Shiraaz was alive.”
Sooliman says the video presents significant information and that they can't shed more details as many lives would be in danger.
Watch video of South African photojournalist Shiraz Mahomed