Durban - Abducted South African photo-journalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, has pleaded for government assistance and for those negotiating with his kidnappers, to do so respectfully.
In a video released earlier on Monday, Mohamed appealed for those in negotiations for his freedom to cooperate with his captures.
He said if this was not the case, “they will put a bullet in my head”.
Mohamed, who was abducted in Syria two years ago, is dressed in torn clothing and has dark circles under his eyes.The video shows a man walking into a 'cell' where Mohamed is being kept. A black scarf is put on his head and he is handcuffed before being led outside.
Mohamed is then made to sit down while a man shaves his beard. Looking gaunt, Mohamed is visibly shaking as the man shaves his chin.