Following media reports about the recent detention of Hoosain Jacobs and Tahira Jacobs and their 18 friends in Inner Mongolia, China, a UK-based spokesman for the family commented,
“We are very happy and relieved to hear that the nine remaining tourists, who have been detained in Ordos, China, have now been released and are due to return back home in the next few days.
“Mr Hoosain Jacobs, aged 74, and his wife, Mrs Tahira Jacobs, aged 68, will be travelling with their seven friends. The final party of nine comprises three British citizens, five South Africans, and one Indian. The Jacobs are of dual nationality (British and South African) and travelled with South African passports.
“We are also delighted that yesterday morning, Thursday July 16, six British people from the tour group in London arrived safely back home and today five South Africans are due home. They are tired after their ordeal but in good spirits. While the experience was...