Fresh hope for Korkie family

Pierre Korkie was reportedly cited travelling with the group of al-Qaeda militants in Yemen.

A picture of Pierre Korkie is pinned to a notice board at the Christ Church Mayfair in Johannesburg during an inter-faith prayer service calling for his release, 7 February 2014. Picture: Mia Lindeque/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - There is fresh hope for kidnapped South African teacher, Pierre Korkie's family this morning following reports he was spotted travelling with his al-Qaeda abductors in Yemen.

Korkie and his wife Yolande were taken hostage last year.

Yolande was released to raise a R30 million ransom, but she has not been able to come up with the money.

The Gift of the Givers say Korkie was cited travelling with the group of al-Qaeda militants in Yemen on Wednesday.

This is the second time he has been spotted in recent weeks.

The Korkie family says it is sleeping in Pierre's clothes, cooking his favourite meals and constantly praying for him.

Barefoot runner, Zola Budd, has also met with the Korkie family this week to show them support.

She will be running for her former coach in tomorrow's Comrades Marathon.