SA man kidnapped in Burkina Faso

2018-09-25 18:02
(File, iStock)

(File, iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A South African man is believed to have been kidnapped in the west African country of Burkina Faso.

In a short statement, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) on Tuesday said: "The South African government has been informed of the kidnapping of a South African national in Burkina Faso.

"The government, through the missions in that region, is working with law enforcement agencies to attend to the situation."

According to Dirco, the family of the affected South African had been informed.

"Government urges all South Africans to be alert as they travel and to be sensitive to possible security challenges in areas they are visiting or working.

"South Africans also are reminded to register with the mission or with Dirco when they are working or travelling abroad," department spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya said in the statement.

Netwerk24 reported that the kidnapped man works at a mine in the west African country. He was reportedly kidnapped along with two others.

The department could not be reached for further comment. 

More to follow.

Read more on:    burkina faso  |  west africa

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.