SA: Body of missing Zim boy (10) found; mother and sister also drowned in Hartbeespoort Dam
… father had to identify his son’s body – the third member of his family who drowned in the North West.
By The Citizen
SOUTH AFRICA: After a two week-long search police divers and the National Sea Rescue Institute on Wednesday found the body of a 10-year-old boy who was reported missing two weeks ago.
A search for the boy commenced after the bodies of his mother and sister were found in the Hartbeespoort Dam, North West, on August 16.
Larry Nyambuya’s body was found exactly two weeks after the discovery of the bodies of his mother, Noster Sibanda (29), and five-year-old sister Lazell. 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, 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 still 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.
Nyambuya was on the scene when his son’s body was recovered.
Hartbeespoort police are investigating three inquest cases.