After returning from their honeymoon in Phuket on the 3rd of October 2016, airport authorities of Abu Dhabi International found two small caliber rounds in Monique's (Francois wife whom he married on 24 September 2016) wallet. Francois and Monique accidentally carried the rounds through all airports from O.R. Tambo International airport to Abu Dhabi to Thailand and back from Thailand to Abu Dhabi .These rounds were forgotten in the wallet when they were on his grandparents' farm practicing some target shooting. After questioning them on the airport for almost 11 hours, authorities took him in for questioning on the 4th of October 2016. He was expected to make a statement after which he would have been brought back to the airport. This is what the airport authorities told his wife, Monique.
Eventually after his not returning she became anxious and called home (South Africa) where we found out after many phone calls that he was moved to Khalifa police station in Abu Dhabi, which is about 10 km away from the airport. After a lot of unsuccessful queries concerning his welfare and whereabouts by Monique and the family, she was advised to get on the next available flight to South Africa. With the help of her father and Flight Centre, she managed to re-book a flight.
Francois is still in the UAE and awaits charges and investigations. We have contacted Attorneys in the UAE and received quotes. The amount varies from $4000 to $14000
We as the parents and family don't have this amount of money available so we are appealing to all reading this to please contribute towards this project.
Help us to free Francois!