‘I just tried to stay positive’ — McGown

2017-08-13 06:00

After being kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Mali six years ago, Sephen McGown finally returns home.

#News24 ICYMI: Heartbreak for the Pistorius family, R5k bail for Mduduzi Manana and Trevor Noah gets new SA TV show

2017-08-10 20:02

Oscar Pistorius' grandmother Joyce Bekker has died, Mali hostage Stephen McGown opens up about his captivity in Mali and a cold front is set to sweep over the Western Cape bringing rain and snow.

Mali hostage press conference cancelled on doctors' orders

2017-08-04 19:11

"He has seen a neurologist and a physician and [they agreed] he can't leave the hospital," Gift of the Givers' Imtiaz Sooliman said.

#News24 ICYMI: Oscar Pistorius will spend the night in hospital, SAA gets a new CEO and 'fake' employees used to get guns

2017-08-03 19:26

A mother allegedly assaults a nurse before smashing her baby’s head, Victor Mlotshwa relives the day he was forced into a coffin and an interview with Malcolm McGown, father of Stephen who was held hostage in Mali, talks about his ordeal.

Mali hostage's dad never gave up hope: 'I will get to see him again!'

2017-08-03 13:31

Malcolm McGown never stopped believing his son would come home – and now his faith has been rewarded. Stephen has been set free by his Al Qaeda captors, who held him hostage in Mali for five long years. YOU spoke to his father in July 2017.

SA hostage in Mali released

2017-08-03 11:30

Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali for more than five years, has been released.

Swedish hostage released in Mali, no word yet on SA man

2017-06-26 17:25

The Swedish government has announced that a man held by Islamic extremists in northern Mali for 6 years has been released.


Stephen McGown on the 'ups and downs' of clinging to hope

2017-08-10 22:50

After years of false hope, former al-Qaeda hostage Stephen McGown said he got tired of believing that he would ever be released.

AS IT HAPPENED: Tears as #StephenMcGown opens up about his captivity in Mali

2017-08-10 14:58

Stephen McGown, who has been freed after being held captive in Mali for almost 6 years, has spoken out about his ordeal.

McGown: Gift of the Givers unaware of reported €3.5m ransom

2017-08-04 11:36

The Gift of the Givers says it knows nothing about a ransom of more than R50m that was allegedly paid for the release of South African hostage Stephen McGown.

South Africa welcomes home a lost son

2017-08-03 18:21

The first thing Stephen McGown says to his elated wife Catherine as the two were reunited after more than five years was that her hair had grown.

AS IT HAPPENED: Father of released SA hostage thanks Zuma

2017-08-03 12:31

During a media briefing following the release of South African hostage Stephen McGown who was held captive in Mali for more tha five years, McGown's father has thanked President Jacob Zuma and his relationship with the President of Mali.

Family of SA hostage in Mali wants him out 'as quickly as possible'

2017-07-03 16:24

The family of Stephen McGown, a South African who has been held hostage in Mali hopes that government will negotiate his release soon following a new proof-of-life video.

Mother of SA hostage in Mali dies without reunion

2017-05-27 22:51

The mother of a South African man who has been held in hostage in Mali for five-and-a-half years has died.

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