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Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness
Widow of South African slain in Yemen raid speaks of forgiveness

Yolande Korkie allowed herself to imagine embracing her husband, schoolteacher Pierre Korkie, when she was told Saturday he was about to be freed by militants holding him hostage in Yemen and would be home by Christmas. Instead, she received his remains Tuesday at South Africa’s Waterkloof military airbase. Yet most of her words, following the return of his body after a failed rescue mission last week, were of thanks. “I visualized something different, him holding me in his arms, hearing his soft voice,” she said. “This morning, there was intense emotions of longing. We will never have him physically again, but in our hearts he will never die.” ...

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