SA media shot at in Somalia

2011-08-05 11:32

Cape Town - A South African media contingent has been shot at in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday, EWN reported.

A group of journalists are travelling with South African doctors and aid workers from charity group Gift of the Givers who have set up a temporary clinic in the area.

The country is suffering from a devastating drought, while al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militia try to keep a bloody hold on the region.

Despite a heavy security detail, a shot has been fired at two South African cameramen, EWN reported.

The pair was filming a long queue of patients waiting for medical treatment when the shot was fired. Luckily, neither cameraman was injured.

The Gift of the Givers workers are protected and escorted by African Union and Somali troops.

No one is allowed to leave the clinic or walk the streets of Mogadishu without armed protection.

  • zulufox - 2011-08-05 11:43

    glad no-one was injured... we don't want a repeat of Hummel

  • Eric West - 2011-08-05 12:00

    Does anyone know how much aid the Muslim countries have donated to Somalia? The western countries are suffering from donor fatigue!

      Marcell - 2011-08-05 12:10

      They are waiting for the ghost of that mohammed guy to work a miracle.

      jowza - 2011-08-05 12:13

      gift of the givers ia a muslim organization

      jowza - 2011-08-05 12:13

      marcel,you need therapy

      jowza - 2011-08-05 12:19

      eric,with the financial turmoil in the west,they need donations

      jazz - 2011-08-05 12:21

      Eric In Britain we have a TV Station and in this month- Ramadaan we have collection drives for charity-Yesterday they had collected 300,000.00 pounds and this morning up until 6.30 am our time 280,000.00 pounds. Try going on line- Gift of the Givers-Muslim Aid (there are some more) Hope this helps a bit (^_ ^)- The donations are from all over the world-Saudi Arabia included

      2WhiteStars - 2011-08-05 12:30

      About $5.99. That's why I give nothing to these people.

      ProudofPink - 2011-08-05 12:52

      It's time the west stop with their aid in every form and leave Africa to it's own solutions :) First world and third world don't mix.

      Anonymus - 2011-08-05 15:06

      where are the african countries when their so called "brothers" need help?

      Zee - 2011-09-12 16:46

      @Eric West: GotG is a Muslim organsation.

  • Enigma - 2011-08-05 12:00

    Try to help someone and they'll spit in your face.

  • Virginia - 2011-08-05 12:01

    Why is it that where there is suffering and missary of people, Algaeda is in charge,is there not enough misary in Palistine amongste the people because of these terrorist groups who are keeping the citizens oppressed and keep on blaming the west or Israel for their problems,like the lot we have in SA.These leaders are not diciplined enough to run peoples lives, they are the surge of the earth.

      jowza - 2011-08-05 12:14

      you again virginia

      lollie sue - 2011-08-05 12:48


  • Marcell - 2011-08-05 12:08

    Don't eat KFC while walking.

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