PRETORIA, 5th September 2016 (WAM) – The embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Pretoria, South Africa will sponsor a group of South African pilgrims who will perform the Haj, with the expenses paid by the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation.

As part of the programme,16 pilgrims from South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Malawi left Johannesburg airport en route to Jeddah, and will pass through Dubai.