[WATCH] Stephen McGowan makes first public appearance

Former al-Qaeda captive Stephen McGowan makes his first public appearance since being freed earlier this month.

Stephen McGown (left) makes his first public appearance since being released by al-Qaeda in Mali. Picture: Hitekani Magwedze/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Former al-Qaeda captive Stephen McGowan makes his first public appearance since being freed earlier this month.

McGowan was abducted by al-Qaeda militants in 2011 along with Swiss national Johan Gustafson, who was released in June.

WATCH: Stephen McGowan makes first public appearance