SA man dies in Syria

2013-04-29 09:23
Members of the free Syrian Army hide behind scrap metal during an attack against Syrian government forces, in the neighbourhood of al-Amerieh in Aleppo, Syria. (Aleppo Media Centre AMC/ AFP)

Members of the free Syrian Army hide behind scrap metal during an attack against Syrian government forces, in the neighbourhood of al-Amerieh in Aleppo, Syria. (Aleppo Media Centre AMC/ AFP)

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Cape Town - A Cape Town man has died while on a mission in Syria, it was reported on Monday.

Mustafa Wilson, 61, from Mitchells Plain, was part of a group of 18 members of the Muslim Judicial Council  (MJC) who had travelled to Syria last week to help civil war victims, reported Die Burger.

“During our journey from Turkey to Syria, the driver in Azaaz, near the Turkish border, lost control over the car and drove it into a ditch,” said MJC spokesperson Nabeweya Malick.

Three passengers - Maulana Abdul Khaliq Allie, Hafith Masood and Hafith Sadiq - were not seriously injured and treated in a local hospital.

“Wilson’s wife and three sons are heartbroken and on their way to Turkey,” said Malick.

South African authorities were organising to bring the body back to the country.

The rest of the group were expected to continue with the mission.

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