Ministers held hostage: 'We did not feel that our lives were in danger' - Thandi Modise

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Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise.
Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise.
Deon Raath

The story: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Thandi Modise said that, although she and two other ministers held hostage on Friday did not feel their lives were in danger, they were "unhappy" at being held against their will.

The details: Modise, her deputy, Thabang Makwetla, and Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele were rescued by the Special Task Force Unit at St George's Conference Centre in Irene, Pretoria, after being held hostage by disgruntled military veterans.

In quotes: "We did not feel that our lives were in danger. We were unhappy about being refused to leave when the meeting had clearly aborted We do not think that any citizen, whether they had volunteered to fight for the liberation of this country, has any right to interfere with any individual," Modise said.

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