SA woman believed missing in Kenya attack

2013-09-25 08:56
A soldier takes up a position outside an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi after a gun attack. (Jason Straziuso, AP)

A soldier takes up a position outside an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi after a gun attack. (Jason Straziuso, AP)

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Kenya attack hostages evacuated

2013-09-25 09:11

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Johannesburg - A South African woman is believed to be missing in Kenya, The Star reported on Wednesday.

The SA High Commission in Nairobi said she was suspected to have been in the Westgate Mall when it was attacked by Islamist militants at the weekend.

High Commissioner Super Moloi said the woman had not contacted her family since the attack.

With the mall seemingly cleared of hostages on Tuesday, Moloi told The Star his team had been forced to abandon the hope that she was still alive, and start searching the mortuaries for her body.

The woman's name could not be released without the permission of her family.

They were also searching for any other South Africans who might have been killed in the attack.

So far, one South African man, James Thomas, 57, was killed in the attack.

- The South African embassy in Kenya confirmed later on Wednesday that the woman was found alive in a nearby hotel.

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