We can't be held hostage to threats of those demanding Zuma's release

Paying ransom will defeat our constitutional democracy

21 July 2021 - 07:31
By malaika mahlatsi AND Malaika Mahlatsi

Most Western governments have a strict policy of not negotiating with terrorists. And while some European governments have at different times entered into financial negotiations with extremist groups and terrorists, the US is particularly firm on the stance that it will not pay ransom to terrorist groups for the release of kidnapped American citizens.

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