Missing SA woman in Kenya calls home

2013-09-25 14:25

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Johannesburg – A South African woman, who was believed to be missing after the attack on an upmarket Nairobi mall, has managed to contact her family.

The Star reported on Wednesday that concerns over the woman's safety grew when her family was unable to contact her during the siege.

They feared that the woman, whose name is not yet known, was in the Westgate Mall during the attack.

According to The Star, the South African High Commissioner in Kenya, Super Moloi, said on Wednesday that the woman managed to contact her family on Tuesday evening.

“She is doing OK.”

Moloi said she was staying at a hotel near the mall, and since it was an operational area, communication was a problem.

He said because of the security operation, communication had been shut down around the mall, The Star reported.

After the four-day siege ended and the hostages were released, Moloi said the woman had still not contacted her family.

During this time, Kenyan police visited hospitals and morgues in hopes of finding her.

The high commissioner said there were still several unidentified bodies that have not been claimed.

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