Tag: Korkie

Pierre Korkie to be buried on Friday

Originally published in Eyewitness News Pierre Korkie’s family has confirmed his body has now arrived in his hometown of Bloemfontein, where his memorial service and funeral will be held on Friday.  Korkie, a South African teacher, was killed by al-Qaeda militants when US Special Forces tried to free American hostage Luke […]

Korkie still alive, kidnappers agree to reduce ransom

Originally published in Eyewitness News Relief organisation Gift of the Givers says it has received confirmation from al-Qaeda leaders that kidnapped Bloemfontein teacher Pierre Korkie is still alive. The group’s leaders are reported to be responding positively to correspondence from parties trying to secure Korkie’s release. Korkie and his wife Yolande were […]