South African killed was a Cape Town businessman

2013-09-23 00:00

CAPE TOWN — At least one South African — a businessman from Cape Town — was among the people who died in the Nairobi terrorist attack.

James Thomas, a businessman and chair of the Cape Youth Choir, was killed on Saturday in the attack by 15 to 20 Al-Shabaab militants on the luxury shopping centre in Nairobi.

Other South Africans who had been trapped in the shopping centre was freed on Saturday, according to reports.

The victims also included people from India, Canada, the UK, France, Ghana, the Netherlands and China. The Ghanaian killed was prominent poet and former ambassador Kofi Awoonor.

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