Yolande Korkie to tell about al-Qaeda ordeal

2017-10-05 06:01
=Yolande Korkie.     Photo:EMILE HENDRICKS

=Yolande Korkie. Photo:EMILE HENDRICKS

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Yolande Korkie, who was held hostage in Yemen along with her husband Pierre, who later was killed during a failed rescue attempt, will be the guest speaker at an event in Uitenhage.

She has spent 558 days as a captive and in her book “558 Days” (also available in Afrikaans) she wrote about her family’s ordeal after they were abducted by al-Qaeda rebels.

Yolande’s story speaks of a level of love that few couples will ever experience. It speaks of faith that grows stronger through adversity and of forgiveness that is more powerful than human boundaries.

The couple had been in Yemen for four years with two teenage children when Pierre and Yolande were seized by al-Qaeda in 2013. Yolande was released eight months later without ransom after negotiations conducted by Gift of the Givers. They continued working for Pierre’s release, but unfortunately, the rescue attempt by US Navy Seals failed.

Yolande will be in Uitenhage on Saturday, October 14th, 09:30 at the Evangelies Gereformeerde Kerk. Tickets are R100 per person or R160 per couple.

  • For more information or to book tickets contact Elitia van Eeden on 084 650 0113.

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