Al-Qaeda still wants ransom for Korkie

Johannesburg – Al-Qaeda militants still want ransom money for the return of kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie, the Gift of the Givers Foundation said on Tuesday.

“We got feedback last night [Monday]…” foundation head Imtiaz Sooliman said in a statement.

“Al-Qaeda still wants the ransom money; they can’t make exceptions for a South African, otherwise they will have to make exceptions for the three other hostages of different nationalities they were holding.”