Netflix to release show on Pierre Korkie hostage drama

Netflix is due to release a programme on the hostage drama involving the Bloemfontein teacher.

FILE: A picture of Pierre Korkie is pinned to a notice board at the Christ Church Mayfair in Johannesburg during an inter-faith prayer service. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - American television network Netflix is due to release a programme on Friday on the hostage drama involving Bloemfontein teacher, Pierre Korkie.

Tuesday marks the second anniversary of Korkie's death.

He was taken hostage by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen and was killed during a rescue attempt.

The Gift of the Givers led the negotiations to secure his release.

Founder Imtiaaz Sooliman says: “Today (6 December) is a very sad day for many of us in South Africa, especially for the Korkie family. It’s the day that Pierre Korkie was supposed to get his freedom, however he died in an American raid.“

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)