Police launch search for missing children: Motherwell

Port Elizabeth: A search team comprising of police and the community were immediately activated as soon as police was alerted to a report of 3 missing children in NU 29 in Motherwell last night, 26 February 2019.

According to police information, Othandwayo Zenzile, Linandle Zenzile and Nande Nombewu (all aged 3 years old) were playing in an open field at about 12:15 on Tuesday, 26 February 2019. At about 15:00, the parents realised they were missing and went to look for them on their own. After their own search proved futile, they contacted the police at 22:00. A team of police officers (Motherwell detectives, Vispol, FCS, K9 search and Rescue and Airwing) and the community started searching for the children in nearby bushes. At 03:15, this morning, 27 February 2019), the search was called off due to lighting.

The search continued this morning.

Othandwayo Zenzile was wearing grey shorts pants and a black striped T-shirt, Linandle Zenzile was wearing red shorts with a blue and white T-shirt and Nande Nombewu was wearing a red tracksuit and a blue T-shirt.

Police is appealing to the communities to assist them with any information in tracing these three children. The Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Motherwell is investigating their disappearance. D/Capt Shaun Harmse can be contacted at 082 442 1232 or contact the nearest police station

Source: South African Police Service