Ransom was paid for SA pirate hostages

2015-10-09 20:47

An investigation by international news network Aljazeera has revealed for the first time how a ransom was paid for Italian-South African hostage Bruno Pelizzari and his South African girlfriend, Debbie Calitz.

Debbie Calitz admits drug use - report

2012-12-15 13:15

Somali pirate kidnap survivor Debbie Calitz has admitted to using dagga, saying she believes it is medicinal.

Somali pirate victim bust for drugs

2012-12-10 08:25

Police have arrested Somali pirate kidnap survivor Debbie Calitz after she was found in possession of thousands of rands worth of dagga and hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms”.

SA hostages being evaluated before trial

2012-09-05 22:28

South African couple Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz are being evaluated to see if they can face some of the Somali pirates who took them hostage, East Coast Radio Newswatch says.

SA hostages freed in Somalia raid

2012-06-21 13:32

A raid that was a joint operation by Somali security forces and the army resulted in the freeing of a South African couple who were kidnapped by pirates, Somalia’s defence minister says.

SA, Somalia discuss pirate hostages

2012-03-13 22:18

South Africa and Somalia are hoping to resolve an impasse about the return of South Africans being held hostage there, the international relations and co-operation minister says.


Calitz can't afford lawyer, court hears

2013-01-30 12:30

Somali pirate kidnap survivor Debbie Calitz cannot afford the lawyer defending her on drugs charges, she has told the Hatfield District Court in Pretoria.

Hostage survivor gets bail over drugs

2012-12-10 12:49

Somali pirate kidnap survivor Debbie Calitz and eight other people have received R1 000 bail after they appeared in a Pretoria court on drug-related charges.

Former SA hostages face bitterness, split

2012-11-19 08:46

Five months after their release by Somali pirates, former hostages Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari are no longer together and relations between them and family members are strained.

SA hostages to face Somali captors

2012-08-20 22:12

South African couple Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz will face some of the Somali pirates who took them hostage, when they travel to the Netherlands to testify in their trial, a report says.

Durban couple: We're happy to be free

2012-06-21 12:10

Durban couple Debbie Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, who were among the longest held by Somali pirates, say they are happy to be free and to join their families.

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