Widow speaks after Somali attack

Family had 'no reason to fear for his safety'.

South African,  Morné Lötter, who died in a terror attack in Somalia. Picture: Denel.

CAPE TOWN - The widow of an Oudtshoorn man who was killed in a terror attack in Somalia on Wednesday has told Eyewitness News her family had little reason to fear for his safety.

Morné Lötter (42) and fellow South African Allan Simpson (53) were among more than 20 people killed when a car bomb detonated outside a United Nations (UN) compound in Mogadishu.

The two men worked for state arms company Denel Mechem.

Lötter's widow Yvette said the incident left her stunned.

"We weren't really worried because there wasn't any threat to them directly."

She said her husband worked as a firefighter before taking up the job.

Denel Mechem released a statement saying the attack would not "deter the company from providing much needed humanitarian support as part of international peace-keeping operations."