The South African, who was taken captive by Al-Qaeda while he was touring Mali in west Africa in 2011, Stephen McGown, says if South Africa gets involved in the Muslim insurgency in northern Mozambique, the country will surely face a terrorist attack. He shares the unshakeable belief that kept him alive during his nearly six years in captivity, and the lesson he believed he had to learn.
South African Stephen McGown, who was taken captive by militant group Al-Qaeda in 2011 and released five years and eight months later - the group's longest-held hostage - still occasionally fears for his life.
An animated McGown's smile falls away, and his tone softens. He stares at his hands while rubbing his thumbs together.