Anton’s wife Penny issued the following statement in response to the AP story on the identification of remains found in Libya.
5 April 2012
Statement in response to queries regarding progress in the search for Anton’s remains
“News of remains that could be a possible match for Anton came to us a month ago.
“The family did everything it could to alert relevant authorities to this. The South African Government, who obtained DNA samples from Anton’s parents in mid-2011, assured the family that it would treat the matter with high priority. We have also sent a set of dental records to Libya in the hope of expediting the identification process.
“We need the South African and Libyan governments to access the remains and carry out the analysis required to verify whether this is Anton.
“It is a year since Anton’s death and it is devastating that we have still not managed to find him.”