Bruno Pelizzari was captured together with his partner Debbie Calitz
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Pirate hostages Pelizzari and Calitz make appeal for own release

Two South African hostages being held by Somali pirates have made a direct appeal for their release.

Bruno Pelizzari was captured together with his partner Debbie Calitz during an attack on a yacht a year ago.

A ransom of $4 million is being demanded for their release.

During a recorded telephone conversation, Mr Pelizzari told his sister, Vera Hecht: "We demand our freedom".

  • 26 Oct 2011
  • From the section Africa