n Servamus Community-based Safety and Security Magazine - Editorial

Volume 109, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1015-2385


In her book "Vrygekoop", Monique Strydom writes that she is a "professional vacationer" who took two weeks' holiday leave, only to return home four months later. Those who have heard her story before, know that the reason was not because she volunteered to do so, but because she and her husband Callie, were part of 21 tourists who were held hostage by rebels while they were supposed to be on a diving holiday in Malaysia. Instead of having the time of their lives, they went through hell for four long months. It is only by the grace of God and the hard work of dedicated hostage negotiators behind the scenes, that they returned home safely.

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