Police divers and the NSRI are looking for a 10-year-old boy who was reported missing after the bodies of his mother and sister were found in Hartbeespoort Dam two weeks ago.
The bodies of Noster Sibanda (29) and her five-year-old daughter Lazell Nyambuya, were found floating in the dam on 16 August. The little girl was tied to her mother’s back. At the time their identities were unknown and police requested the communities’ assistance in establishing their identities.
Sibanda’s husband and father of the children Oswell Nyambuya, who had been looking for his family since the end of July, identified the bodies of his wife and daughter after learning about the incident on social media. He alerted the police that his son Larry (10) was missing.
“I was in Zimbabwe and could not reach my wife since the end of July. I contacted her landlord who told me she had not returned home. Her employer said she had not reported to work, and my son’s school confirmed he had not been to school. I rushed back to South Africa and reported them missing to the Mmakau police. I was contacted on social media and informed that the bodies of an unidentified woman and child were found in the dam,” Nyambuya told Kormorant.
He identified the bodies of his wife and daughter and informed the police that his 10-year-old son was missing.
Police and NSRI Hartbeespoort Dam boats have been searching the dam for the past week.
“My boy is still missing and I cannot get closure. I will return to Zimbabwe this weekend to bury my wife and daughter and then return to South Africa to continue searching for my son.”
Anyone with information that could lead to finding Larry is requested to contact Captain Dlamini at Hartbeespoort police at 082 416 2715.