“We ask the pirates holding them, al-Shabaab and all Somalia to show humanity – release our family from this emotional famine that has been imposed on us.”
That’s the heart-rending plea by the families of South African hostages Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, who are being held by Somali pirates.
The desperate plea will be circulated in the Somali media on Monday.
The Durbanites were taken captive by pirates after the yacht Choizil on which they were crewing, was captured off the East African coast.
Friday night’s plea came after a Dutch court on Thursday sentenced two Somali pirates to six and seven years in prison for abducting the couple.