Dec 2, 2011, 1:32 AM
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Christmas appeal for hostages of Somali pirates
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At this time of year, it is not easy to think of those who won't be with their families at Christmas.
This is an appeal for any help in securing the release of Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz held by pirates in Somalia for over a year in Somalia. They were taken hostage in October 2010 while sailing their yacht off Tanzania at the entrance to the Mozambique/Madagascar Channel.
The initial ransom demand was for $US 4 million but with the R - $US exchange rate around 8:1, this amount will be extremely difficult to raise.
Full details, along with press reports and news, can be found on the website: http://sosbrunodebbie.co.za/
As little as $US 1.00 donated to the rescue fund would be much appreciated.