SAA crew members speak about Mumbai terror attacks
By Cindy Witten
14 December 2008
Speaking to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the seven South African Airways (SAA) crew members who were trapped in the hotel Trident during the Mumbai terror attacks last month, which left a number of people dead, others wounded and several others taken hostage have recounted the ordeal.
SAA crew member Bridget Ntanjana, second in command recounts the day the crew experienced the Mumbai terror attacks. Ntanjana says that they did not think that they would come out of the Hotel alive.
“We were so frightened. We were so scared. We didn’t know what to do,” she said.
“We could here from the passage; there was a sound that said, ‘Stay in your room’. It was a bit soft, but it said, ‘Stay in your room… Stay in your room…’. We kept our doors locked, and we stayed in our rooms.”