'Al Jazeera a target for Egyptian authorities'

Thembisa Fakude has questioned the detainment of his colleagues by Egyptian authorities.

South African cameraman Adil Bradlow. Picture:adilbradlow.wordpress.com

CAPE TOWN - International news network Al Jazeera says it believes it's become a target for Egyptian authorities.

This comes after South African cameraman Adil Bradlow and three of his colleagues were taken into custody in Cairo while on assignment for the network last week.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation confirmed Bradlow's release on Sunday.

The department's Clayson Monyela said, "The department has received information from our people in Egypt that Bradlow has been released by the authorities. When we spoke to him earlier he was on his way to the airport. It's good for his family and we're relieved he's on his way."

But Al Jazeera's Southern Africa bureau chief Thembisa Fakude has questioned the detention of his colleagues.

Fakude told Eyewitness News details surrounding their release are still sketchy.

He said while he's relieved Bradlow and his fellow workers have been released, some of their foreign reporters still remain in custody.

The department has also not divulged details and reasons for their detention.